How easy is it to buy your way into the British establishment? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Harry Mount and journalist Ben Judah discuss whether Britain has become a bankrupt country. Why are so many Russians throwing hordes to cash to buy their way into new Britain? How are Prince Charles and Tony Blair involved? And is it a good thing that the establishment is regenerating itself?

Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman also analyse George Osborne’s fourth budget — what the announcements mean, the winners and losers, how the Chancellor has carefully targeted Ukip, the significant changes for pensioners and Ed Miliband’s meek response.

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Plus, Fraser Nelson and Hacked Off’s Evan Harris look at the Leveson Royal charter one year on, and debate why there has been so little progress. Will the press be successful in setting up its own press regulator?

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Tags: Budget 2014, George Osborne, London, Oligarch, Podcast, UK politics