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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
A taxing week for Wes Streeting as he learns the hard way that private remarks can be for public consumption – and is baffled by a Brexit-free Budget statement
It is becoming increasingly clear that the next step in the fight for equality will be in finally creating a Budget that works for women
Philip Hammond packed his Budget speech with jokes, but with a tax move that was a ‘clear breach’ of a manifesto promise, it's not so funny for the country
Agnes Chambre sits down with parliamentarians to find out more about the human side of politics. This week, Labour’s chief whip in the House of Lords Steve Bassam on his days as a squatter and taking in a Syrian refugee
The BBC’s new documentary, Meet the Lords, will give the public a better grasp of the workings of the second chamber – warts and all
After 16 years of ups and downs in Westminster, Andy Burnham could soon depart for a new challenge as mayor of Greater Manchester. He tells Kevin Schofield why he believes Parliament is unfit for purpose – and why only devolution can counterbalance the UK’s ‘in-built London bias’
The Midlands risks being squeezed out by ministers who talk as if there were only two possibilities for investment: London or 'the north'
BIS is dead, long live BEIS. With industrial strategy the domestic centrepiece of Theresa May’s government – and a vast knot of EU business regulation to untangle – all eyes will be on the new-look department in the coming months and years. We hope this guide will help shed some light on its structure, and give an insight into the thinking of its key players
Agnes Chambre sits down with parliamentarians to find out more about the human side of politics. This week, Big Issue founder and star of the BBC’s Meet the Lords, John Bird
Horrific abuse, online and off, risks stifling public debate and deterring future generations from entering politics, warns Anushka Asthana
Connecting Communities is an initiative aimed at empowering and strengthening community ties across the UK.
Launched in partnership with The National Lottery, it aims to promote dialogue and support Parliamentarians working to nurture a more connected society.
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