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The Edition podcast: what to expect from a new Conservative era

The Edition podcast: what to expect from a new Conservative era
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This week, politics becomes a little less volatile as Boris Johnson achieves the biggest Tory majority since Margaret Thatcher. So what happened in this election, and what next (00:50)? Katy Balls talks to Fraser Nelson and writer and broadcaster Steve Richards.

Plus, China has interned over a million Uyghur Muslims in so-called ‘re-education’ camps – what is going on in Xinjiang (17:55)? Last year, Harald Maass went undercover to the region, and writes about his findings in this week's issue. He talks to me on the podcast, together with Professor Rachel Harris, an Uyghur expert at Soas.

And last, what are the rewards of mudlarking (31:25)? Lara Maiklem has found everything from Roman coins to Tudor shoes on the banks of the Thames and, more recently, a 200-year-old human skull. I talk to her about the joys of this hobby, and what the 21st century is leaving in the river.

Written byCindy Yu

Cindy Yu is the Spectator's Broadcast Editor. She was raised in Nanjing, China and studied for an MSc in Contemporary Chinese Studies, specialising in political propaganda and modern youth opinion. She was also briefly a Lidl store manager. Twitter: @CindyXiaodanYu

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