Are young people in Britain now duller than their parents? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Spectator editor Fraser Nelson discusses why Britain is now full of young puritans, compared to the Absolutely Fabulous generation who are living life to the full. Do pensioners buy more alcohol than young folk? Are those attending university no longer interested in experimenting like their elders did?

Brendan O’Neill from Spiked Online and The TimesKaya Burgess also debate whether it’s time for a war on cyclists. Are we listening too much to pious, self-righteous cycling campaigners? Or are they just working to ensure our roads are safe for all users? And is cycling, or flying cars, the solution to solving transport congestion in our cities?

Plus, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discuss why the drip drip of constitutional change threatens the Union, the latest Plebgate developments and the implications of the shipyard closures in Portsmouth.

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The View from 22 — 7 November 2013. Length: 29:17

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Tags: Absolutely Fabulous, Britain, Cycling, Plebgate, Podcast, Portsmouth, Shipyards