Podcast Ep. 53: May’s First Cabinet, Brexit Progress & Turkey’s Failed Coup

RD E53, Pieces In Our Time, June 2016 by cogito ergo imago

In this final episode before our summer break we examine prime minister Theresa May’s first cabinet, the progress of Brexit negotiations and the failed coup in Turkey.

To begin, we break down the ministerial appointments made by May, among them the controversial choice of foreign secretary in Boris Johnson, the most prominent of those who campaigned for the UK to leave the EU.

We then turn to how plans for us exiting the bloc are going, Tory luminary David Davis having been brought from the backbenches alongside hard right parliamentarian Liam Fox to handle exit negotiations and trade deals respectively.

And finally, in another semi-informed foray into foreign affairs, we look at the coup that wasn’t in Turkey from the weekend, as well as what it means for the presidency of Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Image Credit – RD E53, Pieces In Our Time, June 2016 by cogito ergo imago

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