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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

Democratic decision-making in health emergencies: Learning the lessons of the Covid pandemic

This week we have a compelling conversation with human-rights barrister Adam Wagner as we delve into the findings of the... more

31 May 2024 · 28 minutes
General election called: What now for Parliament?

This week, we dive into the unexpected political shake-up in Westminster, where Rishi Sunak’s decision to call a general election... more

24 May 2024 · 49 minutes
Democracy is in danger, warns Theresa May

In a powerful Churchill Attlee Lecture commemorating the Hansard Society's 80th anniversary, former Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a stark... more

17 May 2024 · 59 minutes
Is the Conservative Party falling apart?

Following the local election results, are we now in zombie Parliament territory? With no immediate general election in sight what... more

10 May 2024 · 1 hour,
Post Office Horizon scandal: what is Parliament doing about it?

Should Parliament simply overturn the convictions of postmasters caught up in the Post Office Horizon scandal? That’s what the Government... more

03 May 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Is AI set to destroy trust in elections? Tackling misinformation in politics & Parliament

The emerging role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in shaping political discourse is a potential game changer. It has the capacity... more

30 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
Rwanda Bill becomes law: but what was really going on behind the scenes in Parliament?

The Rwanda Bill has made it over the parliamentary finishing line but not without some last-minute drama. We talk to... more

26 Apr 2024 · 45 minutes
Tobacco and Vapes Bill: free vote blows smoke in Rishi Sunak's eyes

Rishi Sunak offered his MPs a free vote on his flagship Tobacco and Vapes Bill and dozens concluded they could... more

18 Apr 2024 · 51 minutes
William Wragg's honeytrap crisis and is Speaker Hoyle under threat?

This week we are joined by former House of Commons Clerk, Paul Evans, to discuss William Wragg’s fall from grace... more

12 Apr 2024 · 45 minutes
Defending free speech from SLAPPs

Wayne David's groundbreaking Private Member's Bill aimed at thwarting Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) may be the most significant... more

29 Mar 2024 · 16 minutes
Parliament Matters
Democratic decision-making in health emergencies: Learning the lessons of the Covid pandemic
Parliament Matters