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The Edition podcast: what to expect from a new Conservative era

14 December 2019

4:32 PM

14 December 2019

4:32 PM

This week, politics becomes a little less volatile as Boris Johnson achieves the biggest Tory majority since Margaret Thatcher. So what happened in this election, and what next (00:50)? Katy Balls talks to Fraser Nelson and writer and broadcaster Steve Richards.

Plus, China has interned over a million Uyghur Muslims in so-called ‘re-education’ camps – what is going on in Xinjiang (17:55)? Last year, Harald Maass went undercover to the region, and writes about his findings in this week’s issue. He talks to me on the podcast, together with Professor Rachel Harris, an Uyghur expert at Soas.


And last, what are the rewards of mudlarking (31:25)? Lara Maiklem has found everything from Roman coins to Tudor shoes on the banks of the Thames and, more recently, a 200-year-old human skull. I talk to her about the joys of this hobby, and what the 21st century is leaving in the river.


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