A ROUND-UP AND REVIEW OF THE WEEK’S BIGGEST NEWS STORIES
In this week’s ‘News Roundtable’ episode, host Chris Wright joins Jemma Forte, broadcast journalist and presenter, Dominique Samuels, political commentator, and Mike Galsworthy, co-founder of Scientists for EU and Healthier IN the EU.
The episode begins by discussing the latest news surrounding Boris Johnson, dissecting reports of his plans for a £150,000 treehouse for his son Wilf at the Chequers residence, the toxicity of “brand Boris,” and the future of the Conservative party.
The conversation moves to reflect on the country’s current state of the economy and rising rates of inflation in the United Kingdom. They dive into whether the Brexit referendum should be blamed for the current economic climate or whether it is the result of the global economic halt during the COVID-19 pandemic. With ongoing workforce strikes in the country, the panel then discusses the economy’s role in this movement and what is there to come in the future.
Shifting to news on the other side of the pond, they discuss the United States reversal of Roe v. Wade and debate the legitimacy of the decision by the Supreme Court, as well as the role of gender in legislating and discussing women’s rights.
The conversation wraps up by reflecting on Glastonbury Festival, debating the reported warnings surrounding the spread of COVID-19 and the possibility of further lockdown regulations.
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