Deputy Editor Mark Melton speaks with Niall Walsh, the Western Europe analyst at Oxford Analytica. They cover how and whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson will deliver Brexit by October 31, rising populism and nationalism in the UK, the possibility of Scotland becoming an independent country, problems with the UK Royal Navy, what a US-UK free trade deal might entail, how the UK is responding to the Iran crisis, and more.

Since recording this podcast, the UK announced it would join US-led naval security mission in the Strait of Hormuz.

Mark Melton is the deputy editor of Providence.

Niall Walsh is the Western Europe analyst at Oxford Analytica.

Kirkland An produced this episode.