UKIP of the left, Grayling ‘lies’ over prison crisis & new Cold War (E144)

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the new left-wing party Left Unity. Spokesperson Peter Green says there needs to be a party on the left providing an alternative to austerity and cuts, and Labour has been failing to do it. Noel ‘Razor’ Smith, commissioning editor of Inside Time, a magazine for inmates, explains there is a crisis in the British prison system, and that “prisons haven’t been this bad since the 1970s.” He thinks Chris Grayling has failed and his cuts and austerity are the cause of not just poor conditions, but an increase in suicides. We look at Operation Black Eagle, which sees a joint exercise between UK and Polish troops to reassure Eastern Europe over Russia. In Breaking Views, we take a look at misleading headlines, with the Times announcing a new Cold War and the forex fines making the news. And with the IAEA meeting to discuss Iran’s nuclear program, we look at Britain’s position on nuclear weapons.