On this week’s View from 22 podcast, the Spectator’s assistant editor Freddy Gray discusses his cover feature on Barack Obama, who he argues is becoming the pacific-centric president. Although America has given us the impression they are angry with a potential EU withdrawal, Freddy concludes that Uncle Sam is just not that into us. When did this new attitude start emerging? And would it be any different under a Mitt Romney administration?

James Forsyth also provides an update on David Cameron’s rapidly-approaching EU speech and asks whether the whole thing is a year too late. Will all the Tory party troubles be forgotten and will the speech be it be alright on the night? Fraser Nelson praises Rod Liddle’s latest column on the left-wing squabble between Suzanne Moore, Julie Burchill, the Guardian, Observer and Lynne Featherstone. Plus: yesterday’s helicopter crash and the omnipresent terrorist threat and why Whitehall is crying out for reform.

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The View from 22 — 17 January 2012. Length: 24:20

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Tags: Barack Obama, David Cameron, EU, Podcast, Terrorism, Whitehall