News Roundtable   Apr 14, 2022

Partygate fines, Rishi Sunak’s apology & UK asylum seekers sent to Rwanda?

With Geri Scott, Vincent Moss & Vicky Pryce


In this week’s ‘News Roundtable’ episode, host Chris Wright joins political correspondent at PA Media Geri Scott, former Sunday Mirror editor and director of communications at UK music Vincent Moss, and economist Vicky Pryce.

The episode begins by discussing the lorry queues and chaos in Dover to debate whether this is a sign that Brexit is expensive and damaging to the economy. They consider whether the gridlock was mainly due to the suspension of sailings by P&O ferries, and how this issue may intensify with travel during the Easter bank holiday weekend. 

The conversation then moves to chew over Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson’s decision to reject calls for their resignation after receiving lockdown fines. Will Johnson survive the return of Partygate? And how will this affect Rishi Sunak’s leadership, following the emergence of a tax row involving his wife?

Together, the panel explores the government’s crackdown on unauthorised migrants with plans for people seeking asylum in the UK to be flown 4,500 miles to Rwanda. The panel explores whether this initiative, described by Labour as “unworkable and unethical”, is a distraction from Boris Johnson’s recent law-breaking.

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Episode published: Apr 14, 2022

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