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13 May, 2020 09:08

Julian Assange’s treatment is cruel, being persecuted for telling the truth! (Geoffrey Robertson QC) E877

We speak to Geoffrey Robertson QC of Doughty Street Chambers. He discusses the Interpol Red Notice for former CIA agent Anne Sacoolas, who is wanted for the death of Harry Dunn, a 19yo British teenager. He also discusses the case of Julian Assange and the birth of his 2 children, the coronavirus crisis in Britain, and his calls for a royal commission to investigate why Britain wasn’t sufficiently prepared, Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, legal rights in the UK during the pandemic and more!

Finally, we speak to Richard Murray, chief executive of the King’s Fund, about the UK’s response to coronavirus. He discusses the impact of austerity on the country’s ability to cope with the effects of Covid-19, the lack of PPE for NHS frontline staff, the poor being hit hardest by the economic effects of coronavirus, how NHS privatisation has left the NHS worse off, whether he believes there has been a ‘war on the elderly’ due to the care homes crisis during coronavirus and more!

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Statement from McKinsey & Company:

‘McKinsey does not advise on policy. It was not involved in drawing up the proposals in the Health and Social Care Bill. It is for Government to set policy.’

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