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Podcast: the great European revolt and the dangers of the Green Party

29 January 2015

8:43 AM

29 January 2015

8:43 AM

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 revolt. How will David Cameron make political capital from the rise of the anti-austerity party? What are the challenges facing Angela Merkel? Will similar parties be as successful in other parts of Europe?

Denis Sewell and Greg Hurst also look at the government’s faltering schools revolution. Why does the coalition talk down one of its most successful policies? How important was the reshuffling of Michael Gove in changing the tone of discussing schools reform? And would a Labour government kill off or continue pushing free schools and academies?


Plus, Isabel Hardman and George Eaton discuss the rapid rise of the Green Party and the problems with its policies. Would the Greens be a dangerous political force, even as a junior coalition partner? Will its recent surge tail off or will Natalie Bennett and co remain a strong political force?

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