NS#241: MPs Behaving Badly

The New Statesman podcast with Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush.

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How badly does an MP have to behave before they get suspended? Helen and Stephen discuss the case of Sheffield Hallam MP Jared O'Mara and analyse the media kremlinology behind it. Then they look at the continuing problems with Universal Credit and explore its failures as a benefits system. Finally, they answer a question sent in by many listeners: could Nick Clegg return to Parliament?

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Further reading:

Mary Beard's 2013 interview with the New York Times about online abuse.

Stephen's article about Jared O'Mara.

Helen's column on Universal Credit.

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