The Edition

At sea: can Sunak navigate the migrant crisis?

36 min listen

On this week’s podcast:

Can Rishi Sunak steady the ship?

Patrick O’Flynn argues in his cover piece for The Spectator that the asylum system is broken. He is joined by Sunder Katwala, director of the think tank British Future, to consider what potential solutions are open to the Prime Minister to solve the small boats crisis (00:52).

Also this week:

Should we give Elon Musk a break?

In the aftermath of his sensational purchase of Twitter, Mary Wakefield writes in defence of the tech billionaire. She is joined by James Ball, global editor of The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, to ask what his plans are for the social media platform (14:27).

And finally:

Ysenda Maxtone Graham writes in the magazine this week about the joy of hating the Qatar World Cup. She is joined by Spectator columnist Rod Liddle to lament why we may have to get used to tournaments like this one. (24:47). 

Hosted by William Moore. 

Produced by Oscar Edmondson.