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Has Thatcherism Failed? The Young vs The Old, and Donald Trump Climbs the Rich List


Mar 29, 2024


New Thinking Wright on the Nail podcast

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Chris Wright

Founder of Chrysalis Records, media and sports entrepreneur, campaigner


"We can’t live without water, we can’t live without sewage, but we can try...."

In this week’s News Roundtable episode, Chris Wright is joined by writer, journalist and broadcaster, Christina Patterson, Communications Officer at the Institute of Economic Affairs, Reem Ibrahim, UK and US political commentator Edward Hardy, and Chief Economic Adviser at the Centre for Economics and Business Research, Vicky Pryce.

The conversation kicks off with an in-depth analysis of the Conservative Party’s scheme to tear itself apart. They turn to the economic legacy of Thatcher and discuss whether privatisation, such as of Water and the Railways, is the foundational cause for Britain’s dire problems today. They also pick apart the housing crisis and the tendency of our politics to pit the young and old against each other. They turn to the topic of the ageing population, the pension system and the kind of policies we need to bring real change.

Each of the panellists offers their views on whether they are optimistic or pessimistic about the economic future of Britain.

Economist Vicky Pryce joins the conversation to offer her thoughts on this issue, what Labour will and can do should they come into power, and how geopolitics is affecting the economy.

Finally, they turn to Donald Trump’s newfound wealth and the potential world consequences of his ability to get away with everything – with expert analysis from Edward and Vicky.


In this episode we discuss:
  • Housing Crisis
  • Privatisation
  • The UK Economy
  • Donald Trump’s Wealth


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