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Agnes Chambre sits down with parliamentarians to find out more about the human side of politics. This week, Labour’s Conor McGinn on being fired and losing his sense of direction
Leaving the EU can provide the stimulus our emasculated Parliament needs to reclaim its role in holding the government to account
George Osborne’s decision to take up a role as editor of the Evening Standard has sparked a fresh debate about MPs holding second jobs. Sebastian Whale reports on the fallout from the former chancellor’s controversial appointment
One of the biggest beasts of the Conservative jungle has been sacked, but Michael Heseltine won’t let that silence him. He talks to Sam Macrory
Anger must not divide us at this tragic time – instead we must remain united in hope, and focus on the sacrifice, courage and compassion shown by ordinary men and women, writes the Speaker's Chaplain Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin
Good quality, subsidised accommodation for service families is crucial. Anything less harms their morale – and our defence
Philip Hammond's bold Budget has put Britain on the right track. Now it’s time for parliamentarians to get behind the Fourth Industrial Revolution too
Decisive action is needed to progress the planned restoration of parliament, urges Professor Matthew Flinders
Few policy areas have caused more problems for Labour in recent years than defence. But as the party’s fourth shadow defence secretary under Jeremy Corbyn, Nia Griffith is fighting to turn around the public’s perception. She talks to Sam Macrory about Nato, Trident and why Labour must have a real debate about interventionism
Julian Lewis believes the West is facing a threat to its security not seen since the 1980s. The Defence Select Committee chair tells Sebastian Whale why he’s fighting to increase the MoD's budget – and why he hopes the 'dire prospect' of an EU Army does not become a reality
Agnes Chambre sits down with parliamentarians to find out more about the human side of politics. This week, Labour peer Robert Winston on suffering from imposter syndrome and making the Duke of York fall off his chair.
After seeing his private member's bill fall, disabled peer Lord Shinkwin says the institutional prejudice that determines whether disabled human beings get to live or die must change
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