Listen to “Breaking Down A Baffling Week in British Politics” on Spreaker.
Luke Coffey, direction of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation, explains what happened in the UK this week and why.
Why did Prime Minister Boris Johnson ask Queen Elizabeth II to suspend parliament? Why did this common tactic cause such a stir that Johnson lost his working majority in parliament? Why does Johnson want new elections? Why does parliament oppose them?
Listen to the full podcast as we address all of these questions and discuss the impact of all of this on Brexit and why there’s such a sharp divide between what the public wants and what parliament wants.