Starting the week with talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer, I reviewed the showdown between the UK’s Johnson Government and the European Union, with only a week to agree a Brexit deal.
Cutting through multiple stories, I explained the core issue underneath the political spin.
Let’s make it simple and get to the heart of the matter. The Johnson Government is caught without a plan for customs checks between Ireland and Northern Ireland. The EU is saying that, if you don’t have that plan, then the backstop is effectively a customs union between Northern Ireland and the Republic.
We also discuss the latest over Donald Trump’s pressure on Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden, and what it means for the impeachment inquiry.
And we pick up the story of the US diplomat’s wife who, driving on the wrong side of the road near an American airbase in Northamptonshire, killed a British teenager in a hit-and-run.
Will the US Government waive diplomatic immunity and, since she is already back in America, extradite her? Almost certainly not.