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Podcast: the 2015 campaign begins, Charlie Hebdo and Britain’s A&E crisis

8 January 2015

7:09 AM

8 January 2015

7:09 AM

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 Miliband or David Cameron if either manage to secure a majority on 7 May 2015. Will the Labour left or Tory right prove too troublesome for the respective leaders? Should Miliband or Cameron be the most worried? And are we on the brink of major electoral reform?

Hugo Rifkind and Isabel Hardman also discuss the A&E crisis facing Britain and the problems of the NHS being used a political football. Who is to blame for the current crisis and will the government do anything in the short term? Can there even be a, rational debate about fixing the health service?


Plus, Douglas Murray discusses the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris yesterday, what will (or won’t) happen in its wake and what it says about our ‘free’ press. Plus Daveed Gartenstein-Ross explains why the Islamic State are not making as much progress on the ground as they’d like us to think.

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