Has David Cameron lost the countryside? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Spectator columnist Melissa Kite debates Renewal’s David Skelton on whether the Tory grassroots supporters have been abandoned by the urban elite who run the party. Have the previously hardcore Tories in the Countryside Alliance flocked to Ukip? Will this be a deciding factor in who wins the next election? And how import have house building, HS2 and hunting been?
Isabel Hardman and James Forsyth also examine at why the next general election will be the most ideological battle in decades, as well as the problems Labour faces due to its soft polling lead. What has happened with High Speed 2 this week, and is a Terry’s Chocolate Orange becoming politically significant again?
Plus, Freddy Gray discusses the upcoming Assisted Dying Bill and issues it poses for both old people and our legislators.
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