Sebastian Payne

The View from 22 podcast: police vs liberty, health tourism and Westminster’s economic week

Are the police wasting too much time on Twitter instead of catching criminals? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Nick Cohen looks at what Britain’s fall in crime has done to policing methods. Is the fall responsible for the police’s heightened in what people say on social media? What does this mean for our civil liberties and freedom of speech?

Consultant NHS surgeon J. Meirion Thomas also joins to explain how The Spectator helped blow the whistle on health tourism abuses. Will the government’s plans to tackle systematic abuses by migrants work? How much effect will the levy on students and temporary visitors have? Are the figures quoted by the Department of Health on the cost of health tourism accurate?

Plus, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discuss a week of economic news in Westminster, how the Tories will respond to Labour’s energy challenge and why they must show they aren’t the party of just the rich.

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The View from 22 — 24 October 2013. Length: 29:33

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