The TaxPayers' Alliance, Britain's leading independent grassroots campaign for lower taxes and better public services, discuss the issues that matter to taxpayers with a host of interesting guests in this exciting new podcast series.
Theodore Dalrymple - TPA Talks Episode 16
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.
Alex Phillips - TPA Talks Episode 15
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.
Madsen Pirie - TPA Talks Episode 14
President and co-founder of the Adam Smith Institute, Madsen Pirie, joins us for this episode of TPA Talks. From think-tank pioneer to children's author, Madsen's remarkable career takes centre stage for this conversation; in which we discuss the formation of the ASI, his influence on the Thatcher era, the similarities between the 1970s and the 2020s, and how free marketeers can tell better stories in an age of interventionism.
Lessons from Ukraine - TPA Talks Special Episode
With war breaking out in Europe once again, how should British defence policy adapt to meet current geopolitical challenges? Writer and broadcaster Charlie Peters joins us to discuss MoD waste, personnel cuts, the efficacy of NATO, the need to prepare for future conflicts, and more.
Ann Widdecombe - TPA Talks Episode 13
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!
Lessons from Covid - TPA Talks Special Episode
Our panel of experts discusses the lessons to be learned from the coronavirus pandemic in this TPA Talks special episode.