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Vince Cable on the economics of power, and how the Lib Dems can gain ground

The former leader of the Liberal Democrats speaks to Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea on the New Statesman podcast.

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.

Further reading

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.

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Anoosh asks if the UK’s police forces are institutionally misogynist.

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