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The fat debate – Julie Burchill vs Katie Hopkins

16 April 2015 12:00

In this week’s issue, Julie Burchill explains why she is not dieting. Ever. As Kingsley Amis said, no pleasure is worth giving up for the sake of two more years in… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband, leader of the opposition Labour Party, greets supporters as they leave following the unveiling of their political party's election manifesto in London, U.K., on Friday, March 27, 2015.

Podcast: the rise of left wing populism and Julie Burchill vs. Katie Hopkins

16 April 2015 8:38

What do Ed Miliband, Hillary Clinton and Nicola Sturgeon have in common? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Jamie Kirchick, Fraser Nelson and Alex Massie discuss the rise of left-wing populism in Britain, Scotland and… Continue reading

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Conservative Party Launch Their Election Manifesto

View from 22 podcast special: the Conservative manifesto

14 April 2015 16:35

In a View from 22 podcast special, Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discuss the implications of the Conservative manifesto, which was announced today. You can read the full… Continue reading

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Labour leader Ed Miliband speaks as he launches his party's education manifesto on April 9, 2015 in London, England.

Podcast special: polls and personal attacks

9 April 2015 23:58

With 28 days to go, is the momentum beginning to move towards Labour? In this View from 22 podcast special, Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth, Isabel Hardman and I discuss the latest polls… Continue reading

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Labour Leader Ed Miliband delivers a speech at Warwick University on April 8, 2015 in Warwick, England

Podcast: what if Ed wins, the madness of Scottish politics and Catholic wars

9 April 2015 10:30

Ed Miliband could still win the general election, but what would happen next? On the latest View from 22 podcast, The Telegraph’s Dan Hodges discusses this week’s Spectator cover feature on what to expect from a Miliband premiership with George… Continue reading

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A general view as (L-R) Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy, First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie take part in the Scottish Television Debate at the Assembly Rooms on April 7, 2015 in Edinburgh.

Listen: The Spectator’s take on the Scottish leaders’ debates

7 April 2015 23:49

The Scottish leaders’ debate was, so far, the most informative TV debate of the campaign. In a View from 22 podcast special, Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and I analyse which party leaders gained… Continue reading

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Seven leaders of Britain's political parties join televised debate at MediaCityUK studios on April 2, 2015 in Salford, England.

Listen: The Spectator’s verdict on the TV leaders’ debate

3 April 2015 0:05

The snap polls suggest there was no immediate winner of the televised leaders’ debate on ITV — so what happened? In this View from 22 podcast special, James Forsyth, Isabel… Continue reading

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Podcast: In defence of Christianity, and the Conservatives’ lack of passion

2 April 2015 13:33

Being a Christian in Britain today is to invite pity or condescension, writes Michael Gove in this week’s cover piece. Why is that, and what is the future of Christianity in… Continue reading

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Seven party leaders will take part in a TV debate tonight. Photo: Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester

Podcast special: the seven-way TV leaders debate

2 April 2015 11:46

Tonight’s televised debate between seven of the party leaders promises to be one of the most interesting events of the campaign. In this View from 22 podcast special, Fraser Nelson,… Continue reading

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Podcast special: competition is key as the airports debate comes in to land

1 April 2015 11:08

The debate over the future of Britain’s airports will reach its conclusion in just four months. In this View from 22 podcast special, The Spectator’s Fraser Nelson discusses the current state… Continue reading

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Podcast special: eve of the general election campaign + SNP spring conference

29 March 2015 15:09

The general election campaign kicks off tomorrow and Labour appears to have the ‘Big Mo’. In this View from 22 podcast special,  Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and I discuss the state… Continue reading

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Labour leader Ed Miliband and Jeremy Paxman chat during the filming of  'Cameron & Miliband ; The Battle For Number 10' on March 26, 2015 in London, England.

Listen: The Spectator’s verdict on the Cameron/Miliband Q&A

27 March 2015 0:17

According to the snap polls, David Cameron was victorious in the first TV ‘debate’ — but Ed Miliband didn’t do too badly either. In this View from 22 podcast special,… Continue reading

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Podcast: Cameron’s second coalition dream and the problems of the sharing economy

26 March 2015 9:12

David Cameron is secretly planning for a second coalition, according to the new Spectator. In this week’s View from 22 podcast, James Forsyth and Miranda Green discuss the possibility of another Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition after the… Continue reading

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Podcast special: David Cameron’s accidental pre-resignation

24 March 2015 10:04

What to make of David Cameron’s announcement that this will be the last time he leads the Tories into battle? Cock-up or conspiracy? In this View from 22 podcast special,… Continue reading

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Podcast: George Osborne’s 2015 budget, the jobs miracle and shooting squirrels

19 March 2015 8:57

Has George Osborne produced a successful Budget? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discuss the last major act of this Parliament and what it means for the… Continue reading

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24th September 1952, Donald the Duck joins in the lessons at Grange Park School, Hayes, Middlesex.

Podcast: the death of childhood and has Hillary gone too far?

12 March 2015 9:15

Have we lost the age of innocence forever? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Melanie Phillips and Sarah Green discuss this week’s Spectator cover feature on consequences of dropping… Continue reading

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Podcast: Putin’s empire building, Osborne’s election plans and what Ukip want

5 March 2015 9:12

Are we heading into a new Cold War? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, we revisit Vladimir Putin’s empire building plans and the Mail on Sunday’s Peter Hitchens debates… Continue reading

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First Minister Alex Salmond, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Jim Sillars, former deputy leader of the SNP campaign in Piershill Square with activist on September10, 2014 in Edinburgh,Scotland.

Podcast: the SNP threat to Westminster and the myth of a house building crisis

26 February 2015 9:09

Are the SNP poised to become Westminster’s kingmakers? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Alex Massie discusses this week’s cover feature on the role the Scottish nationalists could play… Continue reading

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US President Barack Obama (L) holds a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 summit at the Lough Erne resort near Enniskillen in Northern Ireland, on June 17, 2013.

Podcast: Putin’s war on the West and the disappearing Lib Dems

19 February 2015 9:05

Is Vladimir Putin drawing a new Iron Curtain over Europe? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Anne Applebaum and Ben Judah discuss the new Spectator cover feature on whether Putin’s… Continue reading

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Podcast: why modern love is rubbish and is Ed Miliband an honourable opposition leader?

12 February 2015 8:57

In the age of Tinder and online dating, is modern love rubbish? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Melissa Kite, Cosmo Landesman and Camilla Swift discuss this week’s Spectator cover feature on why romance is being killed off by digital… Continue reading

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Podcast: The new political correctness and how Labour lost Scotland

5 February 2015 9:45

Is there something menacing about the march of the new political correctness? On the latest View from 22 podcast, Brendan O’Neill and Tim Squirrell debate this week’s cover feature on… Continue reading

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Syriza's supporters wave flags during a speech of their party's leader Alexis Tsipras May 25, 2014.

Podcast: the great European revolt and the dangers of the Green Party

29 January 2015 8:43

Who will benefit from Syriza’s victory in Greece? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, James Forsyth and Sebastian Borger discuss this week’s Spectator cover feature on the impending European… Continue reading

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Comedian Al Murray is standing for Parliament as 'The Pub Landlord' in South Thanet.

Podcast: Comedy meets politics and Osborne’s 13 tests for No.10

22 January 2015 8:56

Why has politics turned into stand-up comedy? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Andrew Watts and Jesse Norman MP discuss this week’s Spectator cover feature on how these two… Continue reading

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Podcast: saving Islam from Islamists and the impact of the Greek elections in Britain

15 January 2015 8:25

Is it time for Islam to confront Islamists? On this week’s Spectator podcast, Qanta Ahmed discusses in the wake of the attack of Charlie Hebdo why this might happen — as well as… Continue reading

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What will happen if either Cameron or Miliband win a majority?

Podcast: the 2015 campaign begins, Charlie Hebdo and Britain’s A&E crisis

8 January 2015 7:09

Will the next Parliament be impossible to handle? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, James Forsyth and Compass’ Neal Lawson discuss the latest Spectator cover feature on the challenges facing Ed… Continue reading

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