Simon Clark - TPA Talks Episode 19
TPA Talks - The TaxPayers' Alliance Podcast
by TaxPayers' Alliance
5M ago
Simon Clark, director of smokers' rights group Forest, joins us for this episode of TPA Talks. Reflecting on the upcoming smoking ban after decades of creeping regulation, Simon explains how the war on smokers and the rise of the nanny state have worrying implications for us all - smokers or not ..read more
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Emma McClarkin - TPA Talks Episode 18
TPA Talks - The TaxPayers' Alliance Podcast
by TaxPayers' Alliance
9M ago
Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, joins us for this episode of TPA Talks. Ahead of the changes to alcohol duty in August 2023, we discuss the challenges faced by British pubs and breweries in a post-pandemic world. Emma sets her sights on beer duty, business rates, regulation, and the role of pubs in revitalising high streets and city centres. Sign the BBPA's Long Live The Local petition here: https://www.longlivethelocal.pub ..read more
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Shaun Bailey AM - TPA Talks Episode 17
TPA Talks - The TaxPayers' Alliance Podcast
by TaxPayers' Alliance
1y ago
London Assembly member and former mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey AM joins us for this episode of TPA Talks. In this wide-ranging conversation, we discuss Shaun's political roots, the recent Budget, reforming the Metropolitan Police, the ULEZ expansion, Sadiq Khan's legacy, his future plans, and more ..read more
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Woke Whitewall - TPA Talks Special Episode with Emma Webb and Kevin O'Sullivan
TPA Talks - The TaxPayers' Alliance Podcast
by TaxPayers' Alliance
1y ago
In this special episode of TPA Talks, we speak to Emma Webb, UK director of the Common Sense Society, and Kevin O'Sullivan, hard-hitting TalkTV presenter, about the rise of "woke" waste in the public sector. We cover everything from arts funding to six-figure salaried diversity managers, and explain how these right-on practices are costing taxpayers a fortune. If you want to see diversity, equality and inclusion roles in the public sector scrapped, sign the petition! ?  https://www.taxpayersalliance.com/ditch_the_diversity_demagogues ..read more
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Theodore Dalrymple - TPA Talks Episode 16
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by TaxPayers' Alliance
1y ago
We spoke to Theodore Dalrymple - author, cultural critic, and former prison physician and psychiatrist - in this latest instalment of TPA Talks. Drawing on his colourful career that took him across the globe and to the depths of British society, Dalrymple offers his thoughts on state bureaucracy, taxpayer-funded cultural projects, architecture, the state of university education, the NHS, the BBC and more ..read more
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Alex Phillips - TPA Talks Episode 15
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by TaxPayers' Alliance
1y ago
In this episode of TPA Talks, we speak to Alex Phillips; journalist, broadcaster and former member of the European parliament. Alex offers her thoughts on everything from her journey into politics, the exorbitance of the European parliament, whether Brexit has delivered the results she had hoped for, the future of broadcast media and the whether the TV licence is still fit for purpose ..read more
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Ann Widdecombe - TPA Talks Episode 13
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by TaxPayers' Alliance
1y ago
Politician turned television personality Ann Widdecombe joins us for the final edition of TPA Talks for 2021. Drawing upon her unique journey from the House of Commons to the small screen to the European Parliament, Ann pulls no punches on everything from the BBC, the government, social media, parliamentary sleaze, the House of Lords, and the NHS - and tells us what it means to be a conviction politician ..read more
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Lessons from Covid - TPA Talks Special Episode
TPA Talks - The TaxPayers' Alliance Podcast
by TaxPayers' Alliance
1y ago
Our panel of experts discusses the lessons to be learned from the coronavirus pandemic in this TPA Talks special episode ..read more
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Toby Young - TPA Talks Episode 12
TPA Talks - The TaxPayers' Alliance Podcast
by TaxPayers' Alliance
1y ago
Why is free speech under fire in 21st century Britain? We speak to Toby Young, founder of the Free Speech Union, about the rise of disinformation, the role of social media, cancel culture on campuses, 'woke' Whitehall, and more in this episode of TPA Talks ..read more
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Robin Aitken - TPA Talks Episode 11
TPA Talks - The TaxPayers' Alliance Podcast
by TaxPayers' Alliance
1y ago
Former BBC journalist and executive Robin Aitken joins us for this episode of TPA Talks. Drawing upon his 25 year tenure, Robin discusses political biases, out-of-touch attitudes and waste of licence fee payers' money at the Beeb, and explains why he thinks now is the time to axe the TV tax for good ..read more
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