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04/03/2011 North Africa | LSE and donations | The 'Squeezed Middle'

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 04 March 2011

It is the duty of Her Majesty's government neither to flap nor to falter or so said Harold Macmillan. But in its response to events in North Africa, did the British Government sound an uncertain note? Red faces at the London School of Economics: was it right to take money from Colonel Gaddaffi? And what is the 'squeezed middle' and why is it feeling the pinch? Presented by Dennis Sewell.


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