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

18 September 2014 8:30
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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
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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
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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
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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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View from 22 podcast special: Should Gatwick Airport be expanded?

7 July 2014 9:51
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In this special View from 22 podcast, Fraser Nelson discusses the case for the expansion of Gatwick Airport. Guest speakers include Stewart Wingate, CEO of Gatwick Airport, Mark Reckless, Tory MP… Continue reading

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Podcast: The UK without Scotland, assisted dying and modern slavery

3 July 2014 8:42
What would happen to the UK if Scotland votes for independence? Photo: Getty Images.

How would the rest of the United Kingdom cope without Scotland? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, James Forsyth discusses his Spectator cover feature with Fraser Nelson and Eddie… Continue reading

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Podcast: Is religion the new politics, and Osborne on the up, Miliband on the down

26 June 2014 9:30
Are British politicians clueless about religion? Photo: Getty Images.

Are we seeing a global revival of religion, which is having a radical impact on politics? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Damian Thompson debates Cristina Odone on this… Continue reading

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Podcast: Terror’s comeback kids and Steve Coogan, foe of press censorship?

19 June 2014 9:10
Thanks to groups like ISIS, can we expect instability in Iraq for years to come? Photo: Getty Images.

Why do Iraq’s jihadists keep on coming back? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Freddy Gray (1 min, 29 sec) examine why groups such as ISIS have… Continue reading

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Podcast: the betrayal of British Muslims and the new Iraq war

12 June 2014 9:50
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Do we need to take more action to tackle the Islamist threat in British schools? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, The Spectator’s Douglas Murray and Matthew Parris debate… Continue reading

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