News Roundtable   Jun 25, 2021

Delays to ‘freedom day’, Dido Harding’s NHS job hunt, and funding for new royal yacht

With Vicky Pryce, Joe Mayes & Sam Bright

A round-up and review of the week’s biggest news stories

In this week’s ‘News Roundtable’ episode, host Chris Wright and guests discuss the impact of delays to England’s ‘freedom day’; protecting jobs for NHS workers; new laws to regulate international streaming services; and a funding row over a new royal yacht! 

In this episode, Chris is joined by Joe Mayes, UK politics and Brexit reporter, Vicky Pryce, economist and business consultant and Sam Bright, politics and investigations journalist.

The conversation begins with guests’ reactions to Dido Harding entering the race  to become head of the NHS, and her vow to end England’s reliance on foreign doctors and nurses. They dive into her chequered past presiding over the Test and Trace debacle.

The discussion moves on to debate if there is political motivation behind proposals being considered under Boris Johnson’s government to regulate streaming giants including Netflix, Amazon and Disney+, and whether this is a sign of the future of the media industry. 

They also debate the Conservatives’ defeat in the Chesham and Amersham by-election; the launch of GB News, and who is going to fund a new royal yacht?

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Episode published: Jun 25, 2021

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