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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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Matthew Parris, Isabel Hardman, Fraser Nelson, Douglas Murray, Damian Thompson and James Forsyth look back on 2014 in our end of year special podcast.

Podcast special: end of year roundup and predictions for 2015 and the general election

30 December 2014 15:00

2014 is drawing to close, so it’s time for our annual end of year podcast — looking back on an exhilarating year both in Britain and abroad. James Forsyth reflects on the Scottish referendum… Continue reading

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U.K. Chancellor Of The Exchequer George Osborne Delivers Autumn Budget Statement

Podcast: Autumn Statement, Russia’s information wars and life inside Tatler

4 December 2014 8:57

George Osborne appears to have delivered a successful Autumn Statement, but are there some dark secrets in the details? In this week’s View from 22 podcast, Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth discuss the Chancellor’s… Continue reading

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Podcast: Geeks vs spooks, a three-way Tory split and Theresa May’s manoeuvrings

27 November 2014 8:34

Are the nerds of Silicon Valley responsible for harbouring terrorists? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Hugo Rifkind and James Forsyth debate their articles on the battle between the geeks and… Continue reading

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Podcast special: was Emily Thornberry right to resign?

20 November 2014 23:50

Just a few hours ago, Labour’s Emily Thornberry was protesting that she had no idea why anyone would take offence at her Tweeting a picture of a Rochester house with three St… Continue reading

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Students take part in a protest march against fees and cuts in the education system on November 19, 2014 in London, England.

Podcast: Brendan O’Neill on Oxford’s Stepford Students, and Scotland’s new first minister

20 November 2014 8:34

Do today’s students care about free speech? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Brendan O’Neill and Harriet Brown from the University of Oxford debate this week’s cover feature on… Continue reading

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Podcast: Refugees, Ed Miliband and the Thames

6 November 2014 9:59

Britain’s appalling record on refugees is a moral failure, and a national disgrace, says Justin Marozzi in this week’s issue of the Spectator. We are now witnessing a global crisis… Continue reading

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Mindfulness

Podcast: Ruby Wax and Andy Puddicombe on mindfulness, plus Jim Murphy and Movember

30 October 2014 9:59

The chances are that by now either you or someone you know well has begun to practise ‘mindfulness’ — a form of Buddhism lite, that focuses on meditation and ‘being… Continue reading

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Podcast: Europe, counties and hipsters

23 October 2014 10:16

This week’s issue of the Spectator takes a close look at Europe. Nicholas Farrell focuses on the terminal decline of Italy, and asks whether anything can be done to stop… Continue reading

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Podcast: Tory-Ukip relations, terrorist negotiations and Brighton’s Green problems

16 October 2014 8:56

In this week’s issue, Lord Pearson, the former leader of Ukip, describes how he tried to offer the Tories a pact before the last general election, but Cameron refused to  meet with him to discuss it.  Now… Continue reading

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Podcast: police phone hacking, Lib Dem tactics and vicious dogs

9 October 2014 9:48

In this week’s issue, Fraser Nelson and Nick Cohen examine how police are using the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (Ripa) to run wild in the public’s mobile phone records. Like… Continue reading

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Podcast special: Nick Clegg’s speech

8 October 2014 15:57

Nick Clegg delivered an aggressive speech this morning. But will it be enough to keep the Liberal Democrats in government? James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discuss it in this View… Continue reading

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Podcast: naked selfies, happy Tories and divorced Catholics

2 October 2014 9:32

Why is everyone obsessed with taking naked photos of themselves? From celebrities to politicians, people can’t seem to stop taking explicit ‘selfies’. It’s the ultimate expression of our increasingly puerile… Continue reading

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Prime Minister David Cameron Delivers His Keynote Speech At The Conservative Party Conference

Podcast special: David Cameron’s speech

1 October 2014 16:11

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

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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Day Two - UKIP Holds Its Annual Party Conference

Podcast special: Mark Reckless defects to Ukip

27 September 2014 16:44

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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