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The View from 22 – Ex-Benedict, Mexican Horsemeat and goodbye to Sindy

14 February 2013

What does Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation mean for the future of the Catholic church? In this week’s View from 22 podcast, the Daily Telegraph’s Damian Thompson and Freddy Gray discuss our in-depth cover feature on the papal resignation. What will be Benedict be remembered for? Will his sweeping reforms be left in place? How does his legacy compare to John Paul II? Was there more to the resignation than just his health? And what challenges lie ahead for his successor? And just who might that be?

James Forsyth also joins to discuss his political column in this week’s Spectator, revealing the huge scale of the horsemeat imports from Mexico. Listen in to hear more on the inside story about the coalition politics dominating the scandal. Plus, Fraser Nelson explains how the Independent newspaper has always inspired him, and tells listeners he’s sad to see the demise of the Independent on Sunday. We also discuss the important role living standards will play at the next general election.


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The View from 22 — 14 January 2012. Length: 29:41

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  • itdoesntaddup

    Sindy is still going at 50, and competing with Barbie and Ken. She’s much more collectable…

  • chan chan

    Nice cartoon of the Pope. Now, can we please see one of Mohammed, or is that too much to ask?

  • HooksLaw

    A massive contraction of -0.6% in the German economy might be of more importance and -0.9% in the Italian.
    How do the numpties blame that on Osborne?

    As for Pope Wotsit – asking is there more to it than health in respect of a 85 year old seems a bit fatuous.

  • Roland Fleming

    “Benedict the eighteenth”? Can’t read latin numerals?

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