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The Spectator Podcast: are we heading for a deal?

11 October 2019

2:21 PM

11 October 2019

2:21 PM

As the clock ticks down to the European Council, can Boris get a last minute deal with the EU? Until today, this didn’t look likely. But the Irish and British governments have gone into the negotiating ‘tunnel’ – euphemism for a period of intense negotiations with no media scrutiny. But what could the two sides compromise on? In this week’s podcast, James Forsyth and Peter Foster discuss the limitations of Boris Johnson’s Brexit offer with Katy Balls.


Plus, is Extinction Rebellion just the latest iteration of millenarianism? That’s what Toby Young argues in his column this week. On the podcast, Toby challenges Extinction Rebellion spokesperson Will Skeaping.

And last, what’s the right way to shoot a pheasant? Patrick Galbraith, editor of Shooting Times, criticises the commercial shoots that can see a group of inexperienced shooters kill hundreds of birds. These shooting experiences don’t come cheaply, working out to around £40 a pheasant. So is this any good for the surrounding wildlife, or the industry itself? Patrick discusses with Charlie Jacoby, journalist at FieldsportsChannel.tv.


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