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Parliament Matters
Parliament Matters
Hansard Society

Join two of the UK's leading parliamentary experts, Mark D'Arcy and Ruth Fox, as they guide you through the often mysterious ways... more

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Episodes

Commons chaos: Can the Speaker survive a monumental misjudgement?

There were chaotic scenes in the House of Commons this week - as bad as anything seen during the Brexit... more

23 Feb 2024 · 49 minutes
Urgent Questions: PMQs, whipping, Sinn Fein MPs, access to security passes, hospitality facilities in Parliament and much more!

With the House of Commons in recess this week Mark and Ruth catch up with listener's questions on a wide... more

16 Feb 2024 · 50 minutes
Gaffes and grace at PMQs

It was supposed to be another culture wars attack line, but Rishi Sunak’s transgender jibe at Prime Minister’s Questions this... more

09 Feb 2024 · 54 minutes
A potty-mouthed Parliament?

Does Parliament have a potty-mouth problem? The Speaker of the House of Commons took MPs to task this week for... more

02 Feb 2024 · 44 minutes
What if they gave a coup and nobody came? The Tory leadership soap opera continued

The Conservatives are on course for a shattering defeat and need to replace their leader again, says Sir Simon Clarke... more

26 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
War powers, Rwanda ‘mayhem’ and Ian Dunt on the state of Westminster

The Rwanda Bill is through the Commons. Rishi Sunak has faced down his internal critics and diffused a backbench rebellion.... more

19 Jan 2024 · 56 minutes
The inside story: Parliament and the Post Office Horizon scandal

The Post Office Horizon scandal is the largest miscarriage of justice in British history. James Arbuthnot is one of the... more

12 Jan 2024 · 52 minutes
Election alert and the year ahead in Parliament: Why are so many election rules being changed?

What should be on your radar when Parliament returns on 8 January 2024? Exploring the year ahead in Parliament, we... more

05 Jan 2024 · 52 minutes
Parliament Matters Explains: How does Parliament make laws?

A core purpose of Parliament is to make the laws that govern us all. But how are our laws made... more

02 Jan 2024 · 27 minutes
Michael Crick & Tomorrow’s MPs: The latest news on parliamentary candidate selections

Legendary political journalist Michael Crick joins us in the studio, to discuss the progress each party is making in selecting... more

29 Dec 2023 · 45 minutes
Parliament Matters
Commons chaos: Can the Speaker survive a monumental misjudgement?
Parliament Matters