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The View from 22 podcast: Blackout Britain, the rudeness of John Bercow and breaking the immigration taboo

14 November 2013

9:03 AM

14 November 2013

9:03 AM

Is Britain on the verge of an energy crisis? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, the Mail on Sunday’s David Rose discusses how Britain’s choice green energy over efficient energy has put us on a path to disaster, and why it is politicians, not the Big Six energy firms, who are blame for the coming crisis. Would repealing the Climate Change Act make any difference? And will a significant policy change only come if the lights go out?

Douglas Murray also examines Paul Collier, the man who has made it OK for the left to talk about immigration. After the negative reception of David Goodhart’s book on immigration, can Collier expect to receive the same treatment with his new work Exodus? And with recent intervention from senior New Labour figures, is there a real shift on the left’s thinking about immigration?

Plus, James Forsyth looks at the growing anxiety between David Cameron and the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow. Why do the two men dislike each other so much? Could he be pushed out of his job? And what would it mean for the Speakers’ office if this happened?

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