A whistle-stop tour of British democracy

Deborah Frances-White quizzes former speaker John Bercow about how British democracy really works.

The instruments of power in the UK are often arcane, confusing and bizarre – but understanding how they operate is key to wielding them effectively – and as citizens, we need to be aware of what those in power can and can’t do. With a governing party which is using those instruments more ruthlessly than any government in recent memory, it’s more important than ever to appreciate how we got here and what we can do about it.

Former Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow is an ideal guide through this dense thicket of tradition, legislation, convention and constitution, and in these podcasts he will be joined by The Guilty Feminist’s Deborah Frances-White who is eager to learn who can operate the levers of power and how she can use that knowledge to be a force for good.

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