In our latest 15-minute Week in Review, I joined talkRADIO’s Paul Ross on Friday to consider a looming constitutional showdown in the UK over a No Deal Brexit from the European Union; Donald Trump’s week of racist campaigning; and — ahead of today’s news of an Iranian seizure of a British oil tanker — the rising tensions in the Persian Gulf.
We begin with the warning to would-be UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to push through No Deal without Parliamentary assent. But given that substantive talks with the European Union are highly unlikely before an October 31 deadline, is it now No Deal v. a second Brexit referendum to avoid the economic shock?
We summarize Donald Trump’s one step back — disowning the crowd that chanted, “Send Her Back!” as he continued his assault on four Democratic Congresswomen — only to anticipate his rush forward with an invective-filled campaign for re-election.
And we conclude with the prediction, borne out within hours, that Iranian action in the Gulf could renew the prospect of confrontation.