In this week’s ‘News Roundtable’ episode, host Chris Wright is joined by Dawn-Maria France, editor-in-chief at Yorkshire Women’s Life; Duncan Weldon, an economist and writer; and John Inverdale, a broadcaster who presented coverage of many major sporting events including the Olympic Games and Wimbledon.
The episode begins by analysing the UK’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, to discuss whether the Home Office is failing Ukrainian refugees with the lack of forward planning, and the impact of a Nationality and Borders Bill on Ukrainians who are making their way into the UK.
The conversation moves on to discuss whether the UK government has shown true leadership, and the British public's perception of the handling of the crisis, with polling showing huge support for the UK to grant visas to Ukrainian refugees.
Together they also discuss the impact of sanctions on Russian oligarchs, and Roman Abramovich: What do the Russian owner's sanctions mean for Chelsea Football Club?
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