38 min

A Very British Scandal Worldly

    • Politics

Alex and Jenn are joined by returning guest Jen Kirby to discuss the political scandal roiling the UK, in which a top political adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings, got caught taking a 260-mile road trip while the rest of the country was on lockdown due to the coronavirus. The Worldly crew discusses why a seemingly trivial violation has become a huge political firestorm, and what it says about the US that something like this wouldn’t even register as a blip on the radar screen of Trump administration scandals.

References:

The BBC has a great timeline of the Cummings scandal.

There’s a smart, short explainer of the whole ordeal at Slate.

You can watch the whole interview with the Scottish woman here.

Vox’s Jen Kirby has an excellent profile of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Yes, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner really did skirt coronavirus guidelines to drive to New Jersey.

Vox also has a thorough explainer on Trump accusing Joe Scarborough of murder.

Hosts:
Jennifer Williams (@jenn_ruth), senior foreign editor, Vox
Alex Ward (@AlexWardVox), national security reporter, Vox
 
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Alex and Jenn are joined by returning guest Jen Kirby to discuss the political scandal roiling the UK, in which a top political adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings, got caught taking a 260-mile road trip while the rest of the country was on lockdown due to the coronavirus. The Worldly crew discusses why a seemingly trivial violation has become a huge political firestorm, and what it says about the US that something like this wouldn’t even register as a blip on the radar screen of Trump administration scandals.

References:

The BBC has a great timeline of the Cummings scandal.

There’s a smart, short explainer of the whole ordeal at Slate.

You can watch the whole interview with the Scottish woman here.

Vox’s Jen Kirby has an excellent profile of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Yes, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner really did skirt coronavirus guidelines to drive to New Jersey.

Vox also has a thorough explainer on Trump accusing Joe Scarborough of murder.

Hosts:
Jennifer Williams (@jenn_ruth), senior foreign editor, Vox
Alex Ward (@AlexWardVox), national security reporter, Vox
 
Consider contributing to Vox:
If you value Worldly’s work, please consider making a contribution to Vox: bit.ly/givepodcasts
 
More to explore:
Subscribe for free to Today, Explained, Vox’s daily news podcast to help you understand the news, hosted by Sean Rameswaram.
 
About Vox:
Vox is a news network that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines.
 
Follow Us:
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