On this episode of the New Statesman Podcast, Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea are joined by former business secretary and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Vince Cable.
They discuss his new book on how politicians have shaped economic policy, as well as Labour and the Lib Dems in the age of Covid, and the West’s response to China.
Then, in You Ask Us, Stephen, Anoosh and Ailbhe answer your questions on why the government seems to be preparing to increase its nuclear arsenal.
Stephen writes that Keir Starmer has this week avoided two difficult battles – on the increased nuclear weapons cap and the policing bill – but he can’t take the credit.
Ailbhe explores how worried we should be about the UK’s Covid-19 vaccine supply problems.
Anoosh asks if the UK’s police forces are institutionally misogynist.
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