The Spectator has categorically said ‘NO’ to signing up to the government’s new regulatory body, but why are MPs so divided? In this week’s View from 22 podcast, Peter Lilley — who has spoken in support of The Spectator’s position — goes head-to-head with George Eustice, David Cameron’s ex-press secretary, over the Royal Charter agreed by the three parties this week, how it came to pass and what lies ahead for Fleet Street. Listen below to hear more about how divided the Tories are over the issue.
Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth also join to discuss George Osborne’s 2013 budget and in particular, the prominent role of the Monetary Policy Committee and the arrival of Mark Carney. Is the new Bank of England governor a knight in shining armour from Canada? And were Labour able to offer an adequate response to Osborne’s announcement?
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