UK Home Secretary Suella Braverman
In a 50-minute Week in Review, I spoke with Times Radio’s Henry Bonsu early Monday about the latest developments from the UK to Turkey to Ukraine to the US.
Listen to Discussion from 2:07.35
I begin with an extended analysis of the “nasty politics” by some UK Conservative politicians, both to cover up the problems for the Government and to exploit.
Foremost in the nastiness is Home Secretary Suella Braverman, who is shamelessly lying — with the help of a hard-right US think tank holding a conference in London — to bash migrants and asylum seekers.
I take apart the falsehoods of Braverman and her allies — hard Brexiteers and supporters of former Prime Minister Boris Johnson — about visas and about European Union and UK law, as they seek to unsettle current Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
Then I put Sunday’s Turkish election in the context of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the context of his position home and abroad, noting the economic problems that will engulf him even if he wins — or arranges — his re-election.
I analyze the latest for Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s European tour, as he arranges military and economic support and tries to ensure that no surprise “mediation” — here’s looking at you, French President Emmanuel Macron — pre-empts Ukraine’s forthcoming counter-offensive against Russian occupation.
And I conclude with a full-and-frank explanation of why President Joe Biden’s statement that “white supremacy is our most dangerous terrorist threat” is simply a “dose of cold political reality” — and a reminder that the US is in a critical social moment.