Mid-Atlantic - conversations about US, UK and world politics
The Canadian Truck Protest
A loose coalition of truckers and conservative groups that began in western Canada has brought the country to a standstill provoking the Prime Minister to invoke emergency powers, we ask TV pundit Laura Babcock why this happened and what it means.
The Conservative Party leadership race
Today I'm joined by Paul Duddridge a conservative voice on TalkTV, BBC and ITV he is a Writer and Director who is also the Host of ‘The Politics People podcast.As the prospective leaders for the Conservative party embark on their third round of voting we try and understand just who stands for exactly what and who has the best chance of becoming the next PM of the UK.Rishi Sunak has topped the first two rounds of voting by MPs. Penny Mordaunt is the bookmakers’ favourite with a sizable lead in polls of party members though that is now slipping while Kemi Badenoch has surged to the top of a Conservative Home member survey.
Morocco/Spain: Horrific Migrant Deaths at Melilla Border
Today I'm joined by Kartik Raj of Human Rights Watch to discuss the deaths of at least 23 African men at the Melilla-Morocco border on June 24, 2022. The deaths occurred during an attempt by as many as 2,000 people to enter Spain by climbing the high chain-link fences surrounding Melilla, one of two Spanish enclaves in North Africa. An independent, impartial investigation should identify the causes of death and whether security forces were responsible for the loss of life with a view to ensuring accountability and justice for the families of the victims.