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Baroness Boothroyd, former Speaker of the House of Commons

Andrew Neil interviews Betty Boothroyd, former Speaker of the House of Commons.

Betty Boothroyd talks about the damage done to Parliament by the recent MPs’ expenses scandal as well as the public disillusionment with politics in general. They discuss the proposed Kelly and Kennedy expenses reforms, the secret deals over re-paying expenses claims, her thoughts on the new Speaker, on positive discrimination and ‘family-friendly’ hours in the Parliament, and finally offers her advice to the new intake of MPs after the General Election.

25 minutes

Last on

Sun 24 Jan 2010 23:30