Sebastian Payne

The View from 22 — Theresa May’s terrorist trap, Universal Credit in crisis and saving the British Museum

The View from 22 — Theresa May's terrorist trap, Universal Credit in crisis and saving the British Museum
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How will Theresa May deal with the calls to tackle Islamism in the wake of the Woolwich murder? In this week's Spectator cover feature, Douglas Murray argues the steps the Home Secretary needs to take are 'not hard' but her hands are tied by the problematic mixture of European law and her colleagues. On the latest View from 22 podcast, Douglas discusses why politicians offer the same response to terrorist incidents, the need to take radical steps now and why Britain should step away from the ECHR to deal with controversial figures such as Abu Qatada and Anjem Choudary.

Christian Guy of the Centre for Social Justice also joins to discuss this week's political column on the potential crisis looming with Universal Credit. Has Iain Duncan Smith's Christian ethos made George Osborne and other Cabinet members wary of the project? Will Universal Credit still deliver the expected results by the general election? And why are politicians reluctant to take on sweeping overarching projects? Plus David Blackburn discusses why the British Museum in particular needs to be saved from the brutal blade of George Osborne's cuts. Will denting its budget have a significant negative effect on Britains' appeal to tourists?

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The View from 22 — 30 May 2013. Length: 28:37

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