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Weekly roundtable discussion on the latest news and gossip from Westminster from The Spectator family and beyond.

Weekly roundtable discussion on the latest news and gossip from Westminster from The Spectator family and beyond.
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Weekly roundtable discussion on the latest news and gossip from Westminster from The Spectator family and beyond.

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English


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Health Cheque: Tory plans for an NHS splurge

5/23/2018
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The Spectator reveals that the government is planning a significant yearly increase in the NHS's budget - but, isn't this the £350m bus pledge (00:40)? We'll also talk about the difficulties of modern adoption with Prue Leith (15:30), and hear from Martin Tyler about whether this year's Russia World Cup looks set to be the most political, ever (26:35). With Will Tanner, James Forsyth, Fraser Nelson, Prue Leith, Dr Sue Armstrong Brown, Mark Palmer, and Martin Tyler. Presented by Lara...

Duration:00:35:07

The Italian Job: what will the new coalition bring?

5/16/2018
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In this week’s episode, we talk about Italy’s new coalition – what will the Five Star and Lega partnership mean for Italy and for Europe (0:35)? We also ask whether Conservative Friends of Israel are too friendly to Israel (12:00), and, on a slightly different note, discuss why powerful men loved to be spanked… (26:30) With Fredrik Erixon, Ferdinando Giugliano, Peter Oborne, Stephen Crabb, George McCoy, and Mistress Kaz. Presented by Lara Prendergast. Produced by Cindy Yu.

Duration:00:34:38

Trump vs Iran: what comes after the end of the deal?

5/9/2018
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We discuss Donald Trump’s latest foray into foreign policy (1:01) – in taking the US out of the Iran nuclear deal. Is it worthy of a Nobel peace prize, or the act of a maniac? We also talk about the young Londoners who regularly take cocaine, despite the drug’s violent supply chain (13:20), and ask, are emojis ruining children’s abilities to communicate (22:04)? With Christopher de Bellaigue, Dr Roham Alvandi, Alistair Thomas, Dr Adam Winstock, Lara Prendergast, and Professor Vyv Evans....

Duration:00:32:25

Podcast Special: The really dark side of Cambridge Analytica

5/4/2018
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From 2009 to 2010 Sven Hughes worked for SCL group, the parent company of the controversial — now deceased — Cambridge Analytica. In this Spectator Podcast Special, Sven, now the CEO of a company called Verbalisation, talks to Freddy Gray about his work for Nix.

Duration:00:47:18

Mayday! How trapped is the Prime Minister?

5/2/2018
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In this week’s episode, we talk about Theresa May’s impossible situation, and ask, how can she get out of this bind created by her friends and enemies? We also discuss the hostile environment policy, and ask, is Ireland going to repeal its Eighth Amendment? With James Forsyth, Chris Wilkins, David Goodhart, Ash Sakar, Melanie McDonagh, and Una Mullally. Presented by Isabel Hardman.

Duration:00:34:53

The New Arrival: Meghan and the Monarchy

4/25/2018
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Is Meghan Markle good news for the Establishment, and what do we make of her anyway? We also discuss the potential for Tory rebellion on the customs union, and ask, does economic research back up higher government spending? With Jan Moir, Sophia Money-Coutts, Ken Clarke, Tim Shipman, Liam Halligan, and Michael Jacobs. Presented by Isabel Hardman.

Duration:00:32:37

The Wrong Brexit: what happened to global Britain?

4/18/2018
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Why is Theresa May pulling up the drawbridge to Britain, exactly when she should be advertising Britain’s openness in a post-Brexit world? We also discuss why charities are working to shut down schools in Africa, and hear from Quentin Letts on his experience of being pursued by the Establishment. With Fraser Nelson, Joey Jones, James Tooley, Sylvain Aubry, and Quentin Letts. Presented by Isabel Hardman.

Duration:00:31:25

War Games: will airstrikes on Syria work?

4/11/2018
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How do we know Assad did it, and will counterstrikes work? We also look at the impact of drill music on young people and rising crime in London, and ask, is Beyonce's feminism better than the Spice Girls'? With Paul Wood, James Forsyth, Harriet Sergeant, Jermaine Lawlor, Cosmo Landesman, Ayesha Hazarika, and a special guest. Presented by Lara Prendergast.

Duration:00:35:30

Red London: Is socialism taking the capital?

4/4/2018
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Just how badly will the Tories do in the upcoming local elections, and why do people love Sadiq Khan? We also talk about the end of Macron's political honeymoon, and follow the trail of a new Grand Tour. With Will Heaven, Andrew Gilligan, Pippa Crerar, Gavin Mortimer, Luke Baker, Harry Mount, and Laura Freeman Presented by Lara Prendergast.

Duration:00:33:09

How to Rig an Election: the Democracy Delusion

3/28/2018
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With Nic Cheeseman, Brian Klaas, Dan Hitchens, Rupert Shortt, Alastair Thomas, and Michael Segalov. Presented by Isabel Hardman.

Duration:00:38:37

Overdosed: Can pills heal our mental health?

3/21/2018
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With Angela Patmore, Simon Wessely, James Ball, Jamie Bartlett, and Aidan Hartley. Presented by Isabel Hardman.

Duration:00:33:50

Putin's Toxic Power: What can be done about the Russian leader?

3/14/2018
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With Owen Matthews, Tom Tugendhat, Radek Sikorski, Laura Hughes, Katy Balls, Charlie Campbell and James Forsyth. Presented by Isabel Hardman.

Duration:00:32:45

Prince Charming: Is Mohammad Bin Salman too good to be true?

3/7/2018
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With Christopher de Bellaigue, Sherard Cowper-Coles, Paul Mason, Andrew Adonis, Damian Reilly and Tom Peck. Presented by Lara Prendergast.

Duration:00:39:47

Me! Me! #MeToo! Has Hollywood hijacked feminism?

2/28/2018
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With Helen O’Hara and Joanna Williams, Katy Balls and James Forsyth, Paul Wood and Johnny Mercer. Presented by Isabel Hardman.

Duration:00:33:23

Germany's Nightmare: Is Angela Merkel facing a democratic crisis?

2/21/2018
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With Thomas Kielinger, Anne McElvoy, Sam Leith, Steven Pinker, and Roger Alton. Presented by Isabel Hardman.

Duration:00:28:25

Bad Charity: Does aid do more harm than good?

2/14/2018
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With Deborah Doane, Jonathan Foreman, Munira Mirza, Shaun Bailey, Freddy Gray and Henry Jeffreys. Presented by Lara Prendergast.

Duration:00:36:12

The Crash We Need: Is this the end of the easy-money era?

2/7/2018
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With Liam Halligan, George Magnus, Matthew Parris, James Forsyth, Polly Morgan and Mary Wakefield. Presented by Lara Prendergast.

Duration:00:28:41

Lead or go: What choice does Theresa May have?

1/31/2018
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With James Forsyth, Giles Kenningham, Simon Ings, Sanbot, Cosmo Landesman and David Brockway. Presented by Isabel Hardman.

Duration:00:30:20

The Fight for Europe: Is it East vs West?

1/24/2018
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With Sean Hanley, John O'Sullivan, Mikolaj Kunicki, James Forsyth, Katy Balls, Marcus Berkmann and Mark Mason. Presented by Isabel Hardman.

Duration:00:33:37

The Truth About Plastic: Are the alternatives worse?

1/17/2018
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With Fraser Nelson, Jonathan Bartley, James Forsyth, Louis Coffait, Harry Mount and Damian Thompson. Presented by Isabel Hardman.

Duration:00:32:55

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