Recovery workers at the site of a Ukraine passenger jet crash near Tehran, Iran, January 8, 2020
In our latest 20-minute Week in Review, I chatted with talkRADIO’s Darryl Morris on Friday about the suspected Iranian downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet; the UK Government’s little-noticed stripping of rights in its Brexit plan; and the leadership contest of Britain’s opposition Labour Party.
We explain the developing claims, from Western intelligence services, that the Iranian military fired two missiles that downed Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 near Tehran on Wednesday. What significance will this have in the political contest after the US assassinated top Iranian commander Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani last Friday?
We move to the UK to walk through the Johnson Government’s quick action, after months of resistance, to remove key provisions from any Brexit deal with the European Union:
*Protection of child refugees trying to enter the UK
*Protection of workers’ rights
*Right to appeal of EU citizens denied “settled status” in the UK
*Extension of the Erasmus agreement for higher education links between the UK and Europe
We conclude with the latest on the contest to take over as leader of the UK Labour Party, with my emphasis that the focus should not but on personalities but on Labour getting to grips with the key issues — such as health, education, economy, transport, and climate change — of concern to Britons.