The Tories and Lib Dems are locking horns in Eastleigh but what is Labour’s strategy? In this week’s View from 22 podcast, James Forsyth debates with the Fabian Society’s Marcus Roberts on how Labour is working to regain long-lost voters in the South East, as well as their aims for this by-election. We also examine this week’s Spectator cover on what Eastleigh says about the health of the coalition.

Mary Wakefield joins to discuss the next big NHS scandal — the abuse of access to treatment. Does anyone track access to NHS services? Do doctors care about who patients are and can anything be done about it? Freddy Gray also explains why we need a rethink on taxes, as well as why David Cameron shouldn’t have bothered to comment on Hilary Mantel’s LRB essay.

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The View from 22 — 21 February 2013. Length: 26:59

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Tags: Eastleigh by-election 2012, Hilary Mantel, NHS, Podcast