In our latest 15-minute Week in Review, I join talkRADIO’s Paul Ross to review the US-Iran confrontation, the harm to migrants from Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance”, and the UK Labour Party’s challenge over anti-Semitism and whitewashing of war crimes as it restores Chris Williamson.
We begin with a look at the respite from US strikes inside Iran, because of Donald Trump’s U-turn last Thursday, but the ongoing risk of conflict:
Both sides’ hardliners have entrenched themselves. This crisis was spurred when the Trump Administration withdrew from the nuclear deal, which was a safety net — when Trump ripped it up, anything goes.
On top of this, you have the unpredictability of Trump, where you don’t know where we go next.
We consider the plight of migrants risking lives to get into the US while the Trump Administration attempts to end asylum:
Since the Trump Administration took office, they have deliberately tried to feed a crisis about migration — to provide that they are the people that can put this crisis down….
Mr Trump, these deaths are on your head. And if they caused you a moment of distress, it is nothing compared to the distress caused on a daily basis to tens of thousands of people.
We note Donald Trump’s starting his visit to the G20 summit with an insult of the host Japan, before concluding with a look at the Labour Party’s reinstatement of Williamson — despite not only his remarks over anti-Semitism but his cover-up and denial of the war crimes of Syria’s Assad regime.