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Is No. 10 trying to ban strikes?

13 min listen

Business Secretary, Grant Shapps has introduced a bill proposing a minimum level of public sector work during strike action for six key industries. Labour’s Angela Rayner told the Commons these plans are ‘insulting and utterly stupid’. As a policy that Tories largely agree on, could this bill bring the party together? Also on the podcast, Isabel Hardman reacts to Ken Clarke’s suggestion that the middle class should pay fees to use the NHS, and why has former minister Claire Perry O’Neill torn up her Conservative party membership?

James Heale speaks to Katy Balls and Isabel Hardman. 

Produced by Natasha Feroze. 

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