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Michael Portillo: Power to the People

Michael Portillo has lived and worked in Westminster for much of his life, but now he thinks British politics is in dire straits. So could the answer lie in giving more power to the people? Portillo sets outs on a journey to find how we could all be given more of a say on the issues which matter to us - from directly elected mayors, to enabling parents to set up their own schools, to residents taking over the village shop, to electing our own police chiefs. Is it really going to happen this time, and are we ready for it if it does?

1 hour

Last on

Sat 3 Apr 2010 03:30


Role Contributor
PresenterMichael Portillo
ProducerAdam Grimley
Executive ProducerTom Giles