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In conversation with academics and Westminster insiders, Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg MP explores some of the less understood aspects of the UK’s parliamentary democracy and how our constitution delivers for voters.

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    • 4.4 • 45 Ratings

In conversation with academics and Westminster insiders, Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg MP explores some of the less understood aspects of the UK’s parliamentary democracy and how our constitution delivers for voters.

    Civil Service Live: Jacob Rees-Mogg on why Parliament matters to civil servants

    Civil Service Live: Jacob Rees-Mogg on why Parliament matters to civil servants

    Fast-streamer Mohammed Hasan interviewed Jacob Rees-Mogg as part of this year's Civil Service Live, giving the Leader of the House a chance to set out his views on how government interacts with parliament to an audience of civil servants. 

    • 42 min
    S2 E14: Daniel Hannan interviews Jacob Rees-Mogg on Brexit

    S2 E14: Daniel Hannan interviews Jacob Rees-Mogg on Brexit

    Jacob Rees-Mogg hands over the reins to Lord Hannan of Kingsclere for a special episode to conclude the second series of 'Why Parliament Works'. The pair discuss what the powers returned from the European Union mean for the UK Parliament - and how parliamentarians should respond to their new, strengthened roles. 

    • 30 min
    S2 E13: Eleanor Laing on Commons rhetoric

    S2 E13: Eleanor Laing on Commons rhetoric

    Dame Eleanor Laing is the House of Commons' senior deputy speaker, the Chairman of Ways and Means. In this episode she discusses with Jacob Rees-Mogg her career in Westminster  - including her time as special adviser to Leader of the House John MacGregor from 1990 to 1992; her election in 1997; and her views on the Commons during the pandemic.

    • 28 min
    S2 E12: Victoria Atkins on the Domestic Abuse Act 2021

    S2 E12: Victoria Atkins on the Domestic Abuse Act 2021

    The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 is a landmark piece of legislation and the result of extensive scrutiny by Parliament. In this special episode of the 'Why Parliament Works' podcast to mark Royal Assent - the moment when the bill becomes an Act of Parliament - Minister for Safeguarding Victoria Atkins discusses her work with MPs and peers to improve the legislation, which aims to improve the lives of millions of people.

    A video version of this interview is also available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofOV68X9GX0&t=1087s

    • 24 min
    S2 E11: Caroline Shenton on the Palace of Westminster

    S2 E11: Caroline Shenton on the Palace of Westminster

    Dr Caroline Shenton, historian, archivist and author of 'The Day Parliament Burned Down' and 'Mr Barry's War', discusses the disastrous 1834 fire which destroyed the Palace of Westminster and its subsequent protracted rebuilding with Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg. 

    • 31 min
    S2 E10: Natalie Evans on leading the House of Lords

    S2 E10: Natalie Evans on leading the House of Lords

    The Leader of the House of Lords, Baroness Natalie Evans of Bowes Park, discusses with the Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, her experience in the upper House - first as the youngest female peer, then as a Baroness-in-Waiting, and since 2016 in her current role.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Andrew Hewitt ,

Excellent

Fantastic podcast thank you so much for taking the time to produce this.

Unrivalled content! Utterly superb.

Question - I share JRMs passion for the constitution and adore his Leader podcast. I have a similar passion for Treasury related content so would a similar podcast on this area be possible?

James Goodsell ,

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If I wanted to listen to something and come out the other end more clueless I’d watch GMB

C G Dennis ,

Informative and thoroughly enjoyable

An informative and thoroughly enjoyable podcast. Perfect as some extra studying for my politics and law A-level courses! Always enjoy listening to the Leader of the House, and look forward to hearing more episodes of this and the Moggcast.

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