Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe under house arrest in her parents’ home after release from Evin Prison, Tehran, Iran, March 17, 2020

I joined talkRADIO’s Claudia-Liza Vanderpuije on Saturday for a 20-minute review of UK and international issues, beginning with the status of the climate change talks at the COP26 global summit in Scotland.

Listen to Discussion from 7:43 in 1700-1730 Segment

Just before confirmation of the summit’s final text, we discuss the “half-full, half-empty” outcome amid the climate emergency.

You don’t get the solution to an environmental crisis in just two weeks of talk.

There is a fundamental clash here. Politics is the art of compromise, but you can’t compromise over a crisis which mean the end of life on the planet as we know it.

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Then I update on the corruption issues surrounding the UK Government, with an attempt to divert attention from Prime Minister Boris Johnson. I analyze the rise in migrants and refugees crossing the English Channel from France, part of a surge across the world.

We conclude with an urgent look at the status of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffee, the Anglo-Iranian charity worker effectively held as a hostage by Iran since April 2016.

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