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Podcast: Gove’s battle for justice, the perils of a small majority and the Labour leadership contest

21 May 2015

8:58 AM

21 May 2015

8:58 AM

Repealing the Human Rights Act is one of the most difficult tasks the government faces. On this week’s View from 22 podcast, the Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan and barrister Greg Callus discuss how and why Michael Gove intends to break Britain’s link with the European Court of Human Rights. Is it a purely symbolic gesture to repeal the HRA or should ordinary people care about this? Is the legal community generally supportive or against the move? And how does Gove’s personality help this battle?

James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman also discuss the perils of a small majority government and how the Tory rebels intend to make life difficult for David Cameron. We also discuss the current state of the Labour leadership contest and the likelihood of Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall making it onto the final ballot paper.


Plus, Freddy Gray and Fraser Nelson discuss the Islamic State and the ‘progress’ the group has made across the Middle East while Britain has been distracted by the general election. Is this an example of why there should have more discussion of foreign affairs during the campaign?

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