Mid-Atlantic - conversations about US, UK and world politics
Chantal Hébert - on the 2021 Canadian election
Currently, Hébert is a national affairs writer with the Toronto Star she frequently appears on CBC Television's The National and other media commenting on Canadian politics.
Are these the last days of Boris Johnson?
Johnson is facing fury from The Conservative party over a drinks party at Downing Street on 20 May 2020. He admitted at Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday that he had joined colleagues in the garden for around 25 minutes to thank them for their hard work during the pandemic, while the country was on a strict lockdown. Mr Johnson claimed he had "believed implicitly that this was a work event". Senior Tories have publicly called for his resignation since the statement, including the leader of the Scottish Tory's, Douglas Ross.
Joe Manchin the most powerful senator and is this Boris' last stand?
Senator Manchin's opposition, along with that of Senator Kyrsten Sinema, effectively kills the Biden administration's hopes of passing Build Back Better before the end of the year.Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, said on Sunday that he couldn't support the legislation, an ambitious package of social policies including prolonging Child Tax Credit, expanding Medicare, instituting paid employee leave, subsidizing child care and early-childhood education, as well as investing in clean energy.