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Steve Richards of the Independent asks why social reforms like gay marriage generate such heated reactions, and how do prime ministers judge the danger from plots?

Steve Richards of The Independent asks why social reforms like gay marriage generate such heated reactions; how do prime ministers judge the danger from plots against them; and why do some big political figures risk everything for a lie ?

He talks to Conservative MPs Mike Freeer and Tim Loughton; to the Tory peer Norman Fowler and Labour's Bernard Donoughue; and to the author, Richard Davenport-Hines.

Editor: Peter Mulligan.

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Sat 9 Feb 2013 11:00

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