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Podcast: Buying your way into the establishment and Osborne’s 2014 budget

20 March 2014

10:20 AM

20 March 2014

10:20 AM

How easy is it to buy your way into the British establishment? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Harry Mount and journalist Ben Judah discuss whether Britain has become a bankrupt country. Why are so many Russians throwing hordes to cash to buy their way into new Britain? How are Prince Charles and Tony Blair involved? And is it a good thing that the establishment is regenerating itself?

Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman also analyse George Osborne’s fourth budget — what the announcements mean, the winners and losers, how the Chancellor has carefully targeted Ukip, the significant changes for pensioners and Ed Miliband’s meek response.


Plus, Fraser Nelson and Hacked Off’s Evan Harris look at the Leveson Royal charter one year on, and debate why there has been so little progress. Will the press be successful in setting up its own press regulator?

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  • The Laughing Cavalier

    Ever since Nulabour got into government there has been no such thing as dirty money.

  • Frank

    If Tony Blair is involved then you can be sure that we will end up with lots of corrupt foreigners living here pretending to be members of the establishment – actually, silly me, that is already the case and has been ever since the famous dictum about TB and the Labour Party being fabulously relaxed about rich people (…not paying their taxes, or not going through any form of money laundering checks??).
    As for Prince Charles, he has so little judgement that rich crooks host parties for him.
    What did we do to deserve these people?

    • balance_and_reason

      Frank, did you vote Labour, in 97, or since? If so you got what you deserved. If not , my sympathies, its going to take a while to grind out the incompetence, lies, and idiocy of a bankrupt ideology that has corrupted the soul of this nation.