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The Spectator Podcast: Death of a dissident

12 October 2018

1:49 PM

12 October 2018

1:49 PM

Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance has shocked the world. The Saudi journalist was caught on camera entering the country’s consulate in Istanbul, but he never left. The world is outraged; why was he killed and what happens next? In this week’s Spectator, John Bradley says that Khashoggi’s crime was to fall foul of the Saudi ruling family. What does this mean for Saudi Arabia’s global reputation? Bill Law, a journalist who knew Khashoggi, joins Lara Prendergast, alongside Akbar Shahid Ahmed, foreign affairs reporter at Huffington Post, to discuss.

In Ireland, the Europhiles seem to reign supreme, but could Ireland ever join Britain in leaving the EU? In this week’s magazine, John Waters wonders whether the Irish are actually less keen on the EU than we might think. He joins Brendan O’Neill on the podcast.

And three of our top public schools are ditching the common entrance exam. Is this something to regret? Harry Mount thinks so: he bids a fond farewell to the Great British Eccentric Exam.

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