Is the great stabilising force in British society disappearing? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, deputy editor of the Catholic Herald Ed West discusses the strange death of the middle class and why economically, the ‘squeezed middle’ is a valid concern. Is it the government’s fault, and can anything be done to reverse the trend?
Author Katharine Quarmby and Freddy Gray also discuss the rise in gypsy entrepreneurs, and explain why the travelling lifestyle is well suited to running a globalised business in the twenty first century. Fraser Nelson also debates whether HS2 will ever actually be built, and why high speed lines across the world are becoming a flawed proposition.
Plus, writer Mark Mason and the Spectator’s Lara Prendergast discuss whether bingeing is preferable to slow and steady drinking, even if those binges are frequent.
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