A few hundred unarmed and freezing people can now bring about an incident in which shots have may have been fired on NATO’s borders.
Charlotte Gill’s Podcasts Review 4) Julie Bindel with Kathleen Stock, Christopher Hope with Matt Hancock
In this feature, we look at some of the most memorable podcasts of the last few weeks.
Daniel Hannan: Proposals to restrict MPs’ outside work run up against the same problem. What are good and bad jobs?
You might think that it’s fine to work as a nurse or an army reservist, but not as a consultant. Who gets to decide, though?
A new report into the NHS workforce uses immutable characteristics to decide how well employees should be doing at work.
James Frayne: The Conservatives’ new working class base would voice little opposition if the party rolled back the state
Polls show they’re more in favour of lower taxes than professionals and believe that much of Government spending is wasted.
Richard Holden: What should be done now to help level up education for the most disadvantaged pupils
Being in local schools during recess has brought home just how important levelling up is on the doorstep in my North West Durham constituency.
The Chinese promise to cap their emissions by 2030 looks doable; but to reduce levels down to net zero in the next three decades is a huge task.
David Gauke: The Paterson affair. A Tory Right plagued by groupthink. A Government careless with propriety. And a party compromised.
He has enthusiasm and determination. These qualities made him an enjoyable Ministerial colleague to work with. They also drove his downfall.
David Willetts: If we’re to have less migration into Britain – and more productivity – we must move around more within it
We are the party of mobility and enterprise. But we are also the party of community and belonging. What is it to be – roots or wings?
The EU insisted on setting aside the Province’s usual requirements for cross-community support. That could have consequences.
After all, France has its own long and deep history of euroscepticism – and a looming presidential election.
Ryan Bourne: Don’t write off the Budget. It showed that the Treasury is taking incentives and tax coherence seriously again.
The Chancellor extolled principles that point to the possibility of meaningful pro-growth reform of how revenues are raised.
Robert Halfon: How my new Bill can protect millions of pupils and students from the disaster of future school shutdowns
It seeks to define education settings as essential infrastructure alongside other premises such as power stations, hospitals and food retailers.
We have the on-the-ground experience to put public money to effective use and ensure it delivers for all.
Gerard Lyons: Inflation, interest rates – and the case for a shake-up at the Bank of England. It needs more diversity of thought.
The Court of the Bank does a poor job in holding it to account. So it may be that even greater scrutiny is called for.