The Edition

Get Rishi: the plot against the PM

35 min listen

This week:

For her cover piece, The Spectator’s political editor Katy Balls writes that Boris Johnson could be attempting to spearhead an insurgency against the prime minister. She joins the podcast alongside historian and author Sir Anthony Seldon, to discuss whether – in light of the Privileges Committee’s findings – Boris is going to seriously up the ante when it comes to seeking revenge against his former chancellor. (01:02)

Also this week:

In The Spectator journalist Paul Wood writes about how Saudi Arabia is buying the world, after the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund negotiated a controlling interest in the main US golf tournament, the PGA. This took many people by surprise. He is joined by New York Times journalist Justin Scheck to debate whether MBS’s motivation really is international recognition, or perhaps domestic security. (12:41)

And finally:

In the books section of the magazine Simon Heffer reviews Tim Burrow’s new book: The Invention of Essex: The Making of an English County. They both join the podcast to consider whether the ‘Essex Man’ as alive and well. (25:00)

Hosted by Lara Prendergast and William Moore. 

Produced by Oscar Edmondson. 


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