Max Jeffery, Lisa Haseldine, Christopher Howse, Philip Hensher and Calvin Po

Feb 24, 09:00 AM

This week: Max Jeffery writes from Blackpool where he says you can see the welfare crisis at its worst (01:29); Lisa Haseldine reads her interview with the wife of Vladimir Kara-Murza, whose husband is languishing in a Siberian jail (06:26); Christopher Howse tells us about the ancient synagogue under threat from developers (13:02); Philip Hensher reads his review of Write, Cut, Rewrite (24:34); and Calvin Po asks whether a Labour government will let architects reshape housing (34:42). 

Produced by Oscar Edmondson and Margaret Mitchell.