Armando Iannucci: Is politics only a recreation to at the moment’s leaders?

The famend satirist and broadcaster Armando Iannucci returns to the New Statesman Podcast to co-host 5 extra particular episodes. In these reveals Iannucci, explores the elements of British public life that he believes are damaged, and he will likely be joined by visitors from each inside and outdoors Westminster to debate how politics could possibly be higher.

On this episode, Iannucci and Anoosh Chakelian look at whether or not Westminster politics has simply grow to be a recreation to most politicians.  

They’re joined by particular visitors James Graham, author of the political performs This HomeBrexit: The Uncivil Struggle and Labour of Love, and Chris Hanretty, a professor at Royal Holloway College who research pork barrel politics.

They talk about whether or not how the whipping operation in parliament reduces politics to level scoring, how the federal government is getting extra blatant about solely distributing cash to its personal MPs’ seats, and whether or not blowing the lid on whipping techniques will truly change something.

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