News Roundtable   Nov 26, 2021

Channel crossings, the ‘Peppa Pig’ speech & mandatory vaccinations

With David Wooding, Robert Hutton & Nigel Nelson


In this week’s ‘News Roundtable’ episode, host Chris Wright is joined by David Wooding, assistant editor at The Sun; Robert Hutton, parliamentary sketch writer for The Critic Magazine; and Nigel Nelson, political editor at the Sunday Mirror & Sunday People.

The conversation begins by reviewing Boris Johnson’s much criticised “paper shuffling” speech at the CBI conference, to debate whether it will damage his popularity with the electorate, and to discuss if letters of no confidence from Tory MPs could lead to a leadership challenge.

The conversation moves on to talk about the migrant crossing crisis, after at least 27 people died recently crossing the English Channel on an overcrowded dinghy that capsized. They exchange views on a UK-France blame game, and what steps could be taken to prevent people from making the perilous journey. 

Together the panel also share views on the handling of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s incarceration in Iran, as well as whether the government will consider mandatory covid vaccinations.

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Episode published: Nov 26, 2021

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