In a 50-minute special, I joined Times Radio’s Darryl Morris early Monday to analyze the week around the world.
Listen to Discussion from 2:08.32
I begin with the ongoing problems with the National Health Service in the UK as nurses go on an unprecedented 28-hour strike over pay, understaffing, and working conditions.
That builds into a discussion on the ongoing attempt to bury the concerns of workers — in the health sector and beyond — even removing them from the UK’s celebration of May 1.
On another front, I take apart the Government’s press release, on the eve of locations, that it might take some action over the difficulty for young Britons to get onto the ladder of home ownership.
Then it’s to Sudan to explain how the country is again at risk of war between rival military factions, leading to displacement and misery for many civilians. What can the international community to ease the suffering?
I pick up on the big news of China distancing itself from Vladimir Putin over his invasion of Kyiv, putting Moscow and Kyiv on the level playing field of “strategic partnership” after Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
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I emphasized how 7 1/2 months of nationwide protests for “Woman, Life, Freedom” have not disappeared in Iran. Instead, despite the regime’s repression, the demonstrations persist and take on different forms, including the widespread public rejection by women of compulsory hijab.
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Finally, as US President Joe Biden announced his candidacy for re-election, I cut through the spin and division in American commentary to analyze the forthcoming campaign.