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Podcast: Can William Shakespeare save the union, plus Maria Miller’s resignation

10 April 2014

9:39 AM

10 April 2014

9:39 AM

Did William Shakespeare invent Britain and can he save it? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Fraser Nelson debates this week’s Spectator cover feature with the SNP’s Westminster leader Angus Robertson. Do the English and Scots have many cultural values in common? Are there any other countries contemplating splitting up who are so similar? Is there a political disconnect between the two countries, or is the ‘No’ campaign simply losing the debate?

James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman also discuss Maria Miller’s resignation and what it means for David Cameron. Was she pushed out of her job or did she jump? Has the Prime Minister’s reputation and judgment been damaged by supporting her for too long? Will there be any long-term effects for the government? And what does the appointment of Sajid Javid mean for the government?

Plus, James Delingpole and Peter Robins debate the British Museum’s latest exhibition on the Vikings. Is it good or a waste of time? Does it give you a sense of what Viking life, and ships, were like?

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