Failures and Fairy Tales

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Thursday's Steyn Show covered the economic ruination all around and getting worse: According to Jeremy Hunt, a third of the world is already in recession; according to the Bank of England, it will be the longest recession since the 1920s. So The Hundred Years Ago Show will no longer be a nostalgic quarter-hour every Saturday: you'll be living it 24/7.

Leilani Dowding and James Melville kicked that one around. But we also found time for migrants, the Manchester bombing report, the Imran Khan shooting and the propagandist media's doubling down on the fake-news narrative of 2020. Bev Turner and Ben Habib joined Mark to discuss.

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