Is ‘inappropriate behaviour’ simply a way of life in Westminster? Following on from the Lord Rennard-Lib Dems allegations, Julie Bindel describes in this week’s Spectator how the Lib Dems are the worst offenders. On the latest View from 22 podcast, Isabel Hardman and James Forsyth share what it’s like to work in Parliament, and some of the inappropriate behaviour they’ve encountered. Why is that behaviour acceptable in Westminster? And are the Lib Dems really worse than any other party?
We also discuss this week’s political column on the Lib Dems’ growing pains and their transition from a third party to a cornerstone of government. And does their political operation have any tips for David Cameron? Freddy Gray also joins to outline the rumours swirling around the Vatican, ahead of the conclave to select the next pope. What is the Vatileaks scandal? Is this just gossip or the contents of the next Dan Brown novel? Plus, Fraser Nelson discusses the Italian elections and why Nigel Farage could be the Beppe Grillo of UK politics.
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