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Episode 2 of 3
Prof Matthew Flinders asks if politicians are unfairly treated by a negative and crisis-obsessed media, cynical satirists and drama that ignores the good in politics.
Interviewees include Tony Blair, Boris Johnson, John Bercow, Ian Hislop, Hazel Blears, Alastair Campbell and David Baddiel.
Matthew Flinders is Professor of Politics at Sheffield University. This is the second part of a series in which he presents his personal viewpoint, challenging political cynicism and defending the role of politics in our society.
Producer: Martin Rosenbaum.