Shallow Dive #3: Justice, Badgers, and the BBC

 

The rule of law is under attack everywhere, it seems, but Ecuador. Plus Donald Trump’s many questions about badgers, and we ask: should the licence fee be scrapped?

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Further reading

Sajid Javid is out, after a cabinet reshuffle that was more dramatic than many expected.

The Roger Stone fiasco.

Roger Stone’s role in the Mueller investigation, explained.

Roger Stone threatened to kidnap Randy Credico’s dog.

Plans to reform judicial review in the UK.

Poland’s ominous plans to undermine the independence of their judiciary.

Ecuador’s president is undoing the damage done to the courts by the previous one.

report from the WWF argues that climate change will be devastating to our global economy.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky sacks his chief of staff.

massive data breach in Israel.

Armed soldiers enter El Salvador’s parliament.

Matteo Salvini to stand trial over kidnapping charges.

Snow in Baghdad, for the first time in ten years.

The government is considering scrapping the licence fee.

Donald Trump had a lot of questions to do with badgers.

Shallow Dive #1: Huawei, & the case for open borders

 

The government decides to allow Huawei into the UK’s 5G infrastructure, a rare sighting of a Bolivian glass frog, and we ask: are open borders the way to go?

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Further Reading

Johnson’s controversial decision to allow Huawei in.

The Huawei move is unpopular with his own party.

British foreign policy, caught in an awkward place between the US and China.

Context to US concerns over Huawei.

Huawei: a security issue? Or a trade issue?

5G technology, explained.

The Chinese are not – as was asserted in the podcast – believed to have infiltrated election infrastructure in the US. They are, however, engaged in an increasingly aggressive espionage operation against the US.

5G technology might ruin our weather forecasts.

Peru’s opposition leader arrested.

Netanyahu indicted.

Ex-King Albert of Belgium forced to take a DNA test.

job going at the Tate.

rare sighting of a Bolivian glass frog.