PODCAST EPISODE

News Roundtable: War crimes, Rishi Sunak’s hopes of becoming PM & privatising Channel 4

Wright on the Nail

07-04-2022 • 38 mins


In this week’s ‘News Roundtable’ episode, host Chris Wright joins Kevin Schofield, political editor of HuffPost UK, and Arieh Kovler, writer, political analyst and communications consultant.

The episode begins by discussing the Russian army's recent atrocities committed in Bucha, Ukraine, and the extreme reporting within the Russian media. They delve into the impact that fake news and disinformation could have on the citizens of Russia and the long-lasting effects of seeing the war through Putin’s eyes. Could Putin be prosecuted for war crimes in Ukraine?

The conversation then moves to the privatisation of Channel 4, which has sparked a backlash from across the political spectrum. Is this an attempt to get political revenge over Channel 4’s coverage of Brexit?

The conversation then moves on to chew over the ‘sex and drugs scandal’ tied to David Warburton, MP for Somerton, which parliamentary officials are investigating. The guests debate whether these scandals have a knock-on effect on the government in general or if they will get swept under the carpet.

Together they also discuss Rishi Sunak’s £100,000 donation to his old private school, Winchester College, and consider whether his wealth and background could raise issues for him, in his bid to become the next prime minister.

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