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The Covid trap: will society ever open up again?

44 min listen

Governments around the world have adopted extraordinary powers to deal with coronavirus – but could they end up doing more damage than good? (01:00) Next, is the best way to deal with the threat of Scottish secession to negotiate a hypothetical Scottish exit deal? (16:04) And finally, are Britain’s graveyards suffering a spate of indecent behaviour? (31:38)

The Spectator’s deputy political editor Katy Balls is joined by historian Johan Norberg and the Wall Street Journal’s Gerard Baker; The Spectator’s political editor James Forsyth and Scotland editor Alex Massie; and journalist Andrew Watts alongside the Revd Fergus Butler-Gallie.

Produced by Gus Carter, Max Jeffery and Sam Russell.


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