We’re delighted to be back with a bang for the first Spectator podcast of 2013. This week, our political editor James Forsyth discusses David Cameron’s long-delayed speech on Europe with Mats Peerson, director of the Open Europe think tank. Will the Prime Minister manage to keep his party together over a renegotiation? Will Angela Merkel come to Cameron’s rescue and what will the City make of his stance?
The Spectator’s editor Fraser Nelson looks at why the coalition mid-term review is a waste of time, while our panel agree that David Milliband’s influence in the Labour Party is completely overrated. And what will happen to Rupert Murdoch’s reforming plans for The Times? Under the new era of Leveson, will the media mogul be able to protect the newspaper’s influence over governments?
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The View from 22 — 10th January 2012. Length: 26:08
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