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Charlotte Gill’s Podcasts Review 2) Camilla Tominey with Liz Truss, Jack Blanchard with Lee Cain, Katy Balls with Dehenna Davison
In this feature, we look at some of the most memorable podcasts of the last few weeks.
Daniel Hannan: Lord Frost’s speech yesterday exposed the staggering petulance of Britain’s Euro-zealots
A section of the commentariat was so unbalanced by the referendum result that it now automatically sides with the EU.
Andrew Bowie: Cameron, and his modernising agenda, inspired my generation. Who or what will inspire the next one?
Conservatives must reach out, listen and engage much more with young people.
On making public sexual harassment a crime, Johnson is right to focus on enforcement, not expansion, of the law
The Prime Minister has been criticised for rejecting the idea of this new law – on the basis it would stretch police resources.
Politicians and civil servants need to relearn that the route to lower taxes lies in sustained economic growth and discipline on public expenditure.
Truss must ensure Britain remains a global leader in development, as well as in defence and diplomacy.
Andrew Haldenby: GP shortages won’t be fixed any time soon. So Johnson must embrace doctors’ move to digital.
In the debate about face-to-face appointments, it gets forgotten that some patients prefer video and telephone consultations.
Consumers, industry and infrastructure investors need assurances that energy security and affordability will not be ignored.
Emily Carver: The EU’s botched vaccine rollout showed the limits of the precautionary principle. Global Britain, take note.
The Government should implement a binding innovation principle to unleash the UK economy.
Gavin Rice: Free from EU rules, Government contracts can be used as a tool to help struggling communities
Public bodies should award contracts to tenderers operating in regions with the most economic need.
Some surgeries are still refusing to see people in person. The Government is under huge pressure to change that.
“We stand shoulder to shoulder with France in so many important ways”, the Prime Minister adds.
“A global pandemic was in no-one’s manifesto, Mr Speaker.” The Prime Minister’s Commons statement. Full text.
‘This is the right, the reasonable and fair approach…ending a chronic and unfair anxiety for millions of people and their families.”
Despite being the world leader in vaccinations, Israel has seen immunity wear off. The UK government is taking note.