‘Dangerous’ Conservatives, street art politics & MPs’ record expenses (E127)
Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the state of politics in Britain. Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee warns that austerity policies are pushing the country to a point where fascism could rise, with a “dangerous” anti-politics sentiment sweeping through a nation turned off traditional politics. Steve Lazarides, the owner of the Lazarides Gallery, explains the success of street art and its power to carry a political message. We ask who is profiting from the war in Iraq, which is failing to halt the advance of ISIS. It emerges that top Labour MPs are getting advice from “tax-dodging experts” PwC. And we look at the new record set by our MPs - £103 million in expenses.