Sebastian Payne

Podcast: Terror’s comeback kids and Steve Coogan, foe of press censorship?

Why do Iraq’s jihadists keep on coming back? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Freddy Gray (1 min, 29 sec) examine why groups such as ISIS have a habit of disappearing, losing their territorial gains and reappearing more deadly than ever. What can the West do, if anything, to combat the ISIS threat in Iraq? Are we going to see instability in the region for years?

James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman (10 min, 29 sec) also look at the disappearance of hawks in Westminster and why Parliament is so reluctant to intervene in foreign lands. Does the ghost of Tony Blair and Iraq scare off MPs from voicing interventionist feelings? It’s also been a terrible week for Ed Miliband — will Labour consider junking their leader? Could his upcoming reshuffle improve his standing before the general election?

Plus, Guido Fawkes’ Paul Staines and Evan Harris (22 min, 33 sec) from Hacked Off debate whether Steve Coogan should be involved in Index on Censorship. Is there a conflict between his pro-Leveson press regulation stance and supporting a freedom from censorship organisation?

You can subscribe to the View from 22 through iTunes and have it delivered to your computer every week, or you can use the player below:

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The View from 22 podcast


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