UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Reuters)
In our latest 15-minute Week in Review, I spoke with talkRADIO’s Darryl Morris on Friday about the fumbling, stumbling, and deception of the UK’s Johnson Government about No Deal Brexit, and about the issues in US foreign policy raised by Donald Trump’s dismissal of National Security Advisor John Bolton.
We begin with a review of the failures of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in office only two months, defeated six times in Parliament, and resorting to falsehoods denying the damage of a UK crash-out from the European Union.
Johnson has failed to bluff a series of partners. He has failed to bluff Parliament. He has been unable to bluff the EU. He has been unable to bluff Nigel Farage. And now I think he will be unable to bluff Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, to stand by him whatever happens.
Then we assess what comes out of Trump’s sudden firing of the hardliner Bolton — not peace rather than war or policy rather than bluster, but the unpredictable and chaotic facing the dangerous and aggressive.