News Roundtable   Oct 13, 2022

The Economy, Immigration & Policy U-Turns: Tories in Trouble?

With James Meadway, Freddie Bailey, and Leilani Dowding


In this week’s ‘News Roundtable’ episode, host Chris Wright talks with James Meadway, Director of Progressive Economy Forum, Freddie Bailey, Labour Councillor in Preston, and Leilani Dowding, Social Commentator.

The conversation starts with the panel discussing the overall state of the economy; they debate where it has gone wrong and whether this government is capable of setting it right considering global factors in addition to the political choices made which led to market turmoil. 

The panel dived into discussing Liz Truss, her ruthlessness and failures, and the fact that cabinet members were already pitching to replace her. The panel tries to articulate what Conservative values are and debate whether their policies are in sync with the needs of the British public, considering attempts to reclassify cannabis as a class A drug and the attacks on immigration. 

The panel then moves on to debate whether the problems facing the UK economy are any worse than other countries and conclude that over a decade of Conservative economic mismanagement has plunged our economy into deeper problems than other countries.  

Finally, the panel predicts that Labour will likely win the next election and that this Conservative government is out of touch with the British public right now. 

All this and much more are debated on this week’s Wright on the Nail!


‘I Hit The Nail Right On The Head’ by Billy Bremner. 

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Episode published: Oct 13, 2022

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