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Today in audio: Monday 1st February

1 February 2016

5:02 PM

1 February 2016

5:02 PM

Haven’t had a chance to follow the day’s political events and interviews? Then don’t worry: here, The Spectator, brings you the best of today’s audio clips in one place for you to listen to.

Releasing a report into the Kids Company fiasco, Bernard Jenkin accused other select committees of ‘putting people up against the wall and shooting them’:

He made sure he could not be accused of doing the same by saying he didn’t want to point the finger or say who to blame over the charity’s fall from grace:


‘Comrade Corbyn’ author Rosa Prince seems to have warmed to the subject matter of her book. Speaking on Daily Politics, she described Jeremy Corbyn as ‘fascinating’:

Tory MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan gave David Cameron a hard time on Daily Politics, saying the PM had asked for ‘very little in the first place’ with his negotiations over the EU referendum:

Iain Duncan Smith also came in for a tough time in the Commons as he was again quizzed over the ‘bedroom tax’. He responded by going on the offensive and hitting out at Labour – accusing the party of having left people in ‘overcrowded homes…unable to get a decent home’:

Whilst former Polish foreign minister Radek Sikorski said his country’s government was in a tricky situation over the emergency brake on in-work benefits for migrants. Speaking on World at One, he said he couldn’t see how the Polish government could agree to the key term of the PM’s renegotiation:


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