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Podcast special: David Cameron’s speech

1 October 2014 16:11
Prime Minister David Cameron Delivers His Keynote Speech At The Conservative Party Conference

Has David Cameron just delivered his best-ever speech as party leader? I discuss it with James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman in this View from 22 podcast special. My write-up is… Continue reading

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Podcast: George Osborne’s conference speech

29 September 2014 16:42
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Isabel Hardman and James Forsyth were both at George Osborne’s speech this afternoon. Here’s a special podcast, with analysis of the speech and a look at what else we might expect… Continue reading

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Podcast special: Mark Reckless defects to Ukip

27 September 2014 16:44
Day Two - UKIP Holds Its Annual Party Conference

Mark Reckless dropped a bomb on the Ukip conference in Doncaster today, announcing his surprise defection from the Tories. In this View from 22 special, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discuss why Reckless… Continue reading

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Podcast: Cameron the radical, animal welfare and student sex

25 September 2014 10:14
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How will Cameron be remembered in years to come? As a steady-as-she-goes pragmatist or a radical reformer? In actual fact, he’s both. No modern Tory leader has been so good… Continue reading

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Podcast special: Miliband’s speech, the verdict

23 September 2014 17:40
Eyes on the prize... (Photo: AFP/Stefan Rousseau/Getty)

Ed Miliband has spoken – for 65 minutes – snarling at Tories, while laying out his 10-year plan and presenting himself as the man who can shake up the complacent… Continue reading

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Podcast: Campaign errors, Scotland turns its back and Anglican wars over women bishops

18 September 2014 8:30
Argyll And Southern Highlanders Home Coming Parade

Scotland goes to the polls today, but whichever way the vote goes, it’s clear who lost the campaign: ‘No’ was outsmarted at every stage of the referendum battle. But how… Continue reading

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Podcast: Stay with us, Scotland!

11 September 2014 10:34
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With only seven days to go until the referendum, urgent action is needed to help save the Union. In this week’s issue, we asked Spectator readers to write to Scottish… Continue reading

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Podcast: Tory civil war, Scotland’s political soul and naked photos of celebrities

4 September 2014 12:44
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Do the Tories think they’ve already lost the election? Their behaviour is certainly beginning to suggest so. In this week’s issue, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discuss the civil war… Continue reading

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Podcast: Britain’s ambulance crisis, Cameron’s European way and the cultural generation gap

28 August 2014 10:00
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999, what’s your emergency? This time, it’s one right at the heart of the ambulance service, as Mary Wakefield reveals in this week’s Spectator. Paramedics are fleeing and needless calls… Continue reading

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View from 22 podcast special: Scottish independence debate round two

26 August 2014 0:24
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In this View from 22 podcast special, Alex Massie, Isabel Hardman and Fraser Nelson analyse this evening’s going on in Glasgow, as Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling took part in the second round of… Continue reading

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Podcast: Britain’s jihad, the Pope vs the Vatican, and the existence of ‘The One’

21 August 2014 9:46
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The murder of James Foley by an Isis fighter ‘with a London accent’ has been treated with understandable revulsion. But we shouldn’t be surprised, says Douglas Murray in his cover… Continue reading

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Video: Does Cameron have an Iraq policy? Or is he just making it up?

18 August 2014 15:43
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The Prime Minister has returned from his holidays, and yesterday wrote an intriguing piece in the Sunday Telegraph about the ongoing struggles in Iraq and Syria. ‘True security will only be… Continue reading

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Podcast: Iraq War III, the cult of Richard Dawkins and the moaning middle class

14 August 2014 12:24
Has Richard Dawkins started a cult? (Photo: Getty)

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has extended its hold from eastern Syria into western and northern Iraq, massacring Shi’ites, Christians and Yazidis wherever it can. But can we… Continue reading

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Video: Should Parliament be recalled over Iraq and ISIS?

11 August 2014 13:29
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Neither Obama nor Cameron seem ready to return from their holidays to debate how best to respond to the events in Iraq. However, in our look at the week ahead,… Continue reading

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Podcast: Boris is back, Baroness Warsi’s resignation and the demise of the ‘nice girl’

7 August 2014 10:35
Mayor Boris Johnson Launches London's West End Police Team

Here comes Boris! After he announced yesterday that he will stand as an MP in 2015, the next Tory leadership fight has just begun. Now that Boris is back in… Continue reading

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Podcast: The lure of the crowd, anti-Semitism and Cameron’s uncertain future

31 July 2014 10:34
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Hell, as one of Jean-Paul Sartre’s characters said, is other people. Unless, that is, you happen to be British and born after about 1980, in which case hell is the… Continue reading

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Watch: Douglas Murray and Ben Soffa from Palestinian Solidarity Campaign discuss anti-Semitism

30 July 2014 19:16
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In this week’s Spectator, Melanie Phillips suggests that anti-Semitism is on the rise, fueled by the events in the Middle East. Douglas Murray and Ben Soffa, Secretary of the Palestine… Continue reading

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Morning review: Could British infrastructure cope with fracking?

28 July 2014 12:28
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In this week’s View from 22 Morning Review, Mary Wakefield, James Forsyth and David Blackburn discuss the weekend’s main stories. What can we do about the turmoil in the Middle… Continue reading

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Podcast: the next financial disaster, MPs quitting and sinister men in sunglasses

24 July 2014 9:15
President Obama Participates In World AIDS Day Discussion At George Washington University

Think we’ve done enough to avoid another financial crisis? Think again, says Liam Halligan. Sure, there’s no shortage of commentators (and stockbrokers) insisting the outlook is rosy and share prices… Continue reading

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View from 22 morning review: the West’s response to MH17 and the reshuffle fallout

21 July 2014 12:18
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In this week’s View from 22 morning review, Douglas Murray, James Forsyth and Mary Wakefield discuss the weekend’s main stories. Can Europe really enforce sanctions on Putin, in the wake of… Continue reading

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View from 22 podcast special: reshuffle review

15 July 2014 17:09
Here come the girls... (Photo: Getty)

In this View from 22 podcast special, Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman round up some of the key stories from the reshuffle, including Gove’s shock demotion, the increased… Continue reading

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6am Spectator podcast special: Cameron’s reshuffle – the hiring begins

15 July 2014 6:00
Endangered species: a white middle-aged Tory still in the government. Just.

Good morning. We’ve just had the night of the long knives – for middle-aged Tory ministers at least. Now for the promotions, and you can expect a disproportionate number of them… Continue reading

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Podcast: Douglas Murray analyses the Israel-Gaza conflict

14 July 2014 12:31
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In our latest View from 22 podcast, Douglas Murray, Mary Wakefield and Fraser Nelson discuss the conflict in the Gaza strip. Has Israel become too good at protecting its citizens?… Continue reading

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Podcast: 2014 Cabinet reshuffle

14 July 2014 11:36
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In our latest View from 22 podcast, Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discuss the possible outcomes when Cameron reshuffles his Cabinet. listen to ‘James Forsyth, Isabel Hardman and… Continue reading

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Podcast: paedomania, the next EU commissioner and the National Theatre

10 July 2014 9:44
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What kind of idiot tries to stand in the way of a national child abuse panic? Matthew Parris, that’s who. In this week’s Spectator, he suggests that the panic about… Continue reading

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