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Podcast: the high priests of health and the collapse of Andy Coulson’s perjury trial

Podcast: the high priests of health and the collapse of Andy Coulson's perjury trial
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Is the NHS bossing around the British people too much? On this week's View from 22 podcast, Douglas Murray and Christopher Snowden discuss this week's Spectator cover feature on the high priests of health and how the NHS is telling us how to live our lives. Does this level of continued intrusion show that the NHS is unsustainable on its current form? And what are the myths of the so-called obesity epidemic?

James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman also discuss the latest in the Labour leadership contest. Why has Yvette Cooper struggled to define what she stands for? Can Liz Kendall make up the lost ground to the other candidates? And is there anything that will harm Andy Burnham's chances? We also look back on the career of Charles Kennedy and tributes paid to him in the Commons yesterday.

Plus, Fraser Nelson and Paul Staines of Guido Fawkes discuss the collapse of Andy Coulson’s perjury trial and ask why it was brought to court in the first place. Does this show there is is an establishment witch hunt for journalists?

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