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Hitchens' Half Hour: Welby The Determined, Drug Driving On The Rise, Labour Young Voter Plan

Peter Hitchens joins Mike at The Independent Republic to discuss the past weeks headlines. This week Mike and Peter discuss how drug driving is now more widespread than drink driving according to a police report, Labours plans to let EU nationals and 16-year-olds vote and why exactly Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is planning to to step up his attacks on the government with an 'unprecedented' attempt to change the latest migration law in the House of Lords. All that and so much more, so tune in!

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