Kevin Hurley

Kevin Hurley served as a Detective Chief Superintendent in the Met

Kate Andrews, Kevin Hurley, Lawrence Bernstein

21 min listen

On this week’s episode, we’ll hear from Kate Andrews on the NHS’s waiting list crisis. (00:52) Next, Kevin Hurley on the impact of demonising the police force. (07:04) And finally, Lawrence Bernstein on the secretive world of speech writing. (12:41) Produced and presented by Sam Holmes Subscribe to The Spectator today and get a £20

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