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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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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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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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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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