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Tommy and Ben discuss the new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Hong Kong protests turn violent, Trump’s bizarre pool spray with the Pakistani PM, updates from Iran, Israel and Russia, Trump plays good cop, bad cop with John Bolton, China’s military moves, a new Defense Secretary and maybe intelligence chief, FaceApp hysteria, storming Area 51 and A$AP Rocky. Then Labour Party MP David Lammy joins to discuss Boris Johnson and Brexit.

Show Notes

David Lammy M.P. (BLP-Tottenham)

  • The Guardian:No deal would be disastrous. Labour must lead a national campaign to stop it.”
  • The Washington Post: How Brexit Could Unleash a U.K. Constitutional Crisis: QuickTake
  • The Guardian:I tried to find an upside to no deal. I couldn’t.”
  • NYT: “U.K. Lawmakers Create Hurdle to No-Deal Brexit, in a Blow to Boris Johnson.”
  • WaPo: “British activist readies legal bid over no-deal Brexit.”
  • Vox: “Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to be the UK’s next prime minister, explained.”
  • The Guardian: EU officials don’t relish the idea of no deal – but they are prepared to play hardball
  • The Guardian: “Held captive by his carers for four weeks … let’s look at Boris Johnson’s best bits”
  • WaPo: Jeremy Hunt and the art of failing upward.
  • The Telegraph: “Angela Merkel says Brexit backstop could be ‘overwritten’ but EU red lines remain firm.”
  • The Telegraph: “How Boris Johnson’s first 36 hours as prime minister could destroy his Brexit dreams.”
  • Vox: “The race to be the next British prime minister, briefly explained.”
  • WaPo: “UK lawmakers warn citizens’ rights at risk in no-deal Brexit.”
  • NYT: A Fanatical Sect Has Hijacked British Politics
  • WaPo: “Merkel: Britain will “find its way” on Brexit.”
  • WaPo: “UK leader May slams populist politics, Brexit ‘absolutism’.”
  • WaPo: “Lawmakers impede next UK leader’s path to a no-deal Brexit.”
  • WaPo: “Johnson, Hunt raise Brexit stakes with Irish border views.”

Iran

  • BBC: “Iran ‘seizes British-flagged oil tanker.’”
  • BBC: “Iran seizes ‘fuel-smuggling’ tanker in Gulf.”

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