Lawrence Bernstein

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

How I’d write your perfect speech

For many of our clients we are a dirty secret. Phone calls regularly begin with variants of: ‘Can you guarantee discretion?’ But there’s not a dealer, pimp or even a Botox clinic in sight. We write speeches. Traditional taboos are fast disappearing. Personal trainers, moisturising creams and therapists are shared between friends. It is socially