“Talking about the fact that we are in a universal, global story of privilege and unaccountability, in which some countries are doing better than others, but that we won’t resolve any of the important issues unless we work together. This is what I feel most passionate about.” Guinevere Poncia caught up with Helen Pankhurst, women’s rights activist and an expert in international development, ahead of her appearance at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.
“Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, data privacy is an increasingly in-demand product, an essential part of everyone’s business and personal future. Lucky for me, Christopher Wylie, equally well-known (it seems) for his pink hair as the Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower, is here.” Guinevere recounts Wylie’s views on data privacy and its implications for democracy.
"Like all Members of Parliament you want to make a difference, you want to make a change, you want to make people’s lives better." Guinevere Poncia sits down with Anna Soubry (the MP for Broxtowe since 2010) in this interview.
A Conservative MP for 20 years, Crispin Blunt has held various high-profile positions such as Prisons Minister and chair of the prestigious Foreign Affairs Select Committee. Matthew Waterfield puts him to task on the justice system, Palestine, and Theresa May.
He's one of the nation's top investigative journalists, and famously uncovered Murdoch's phone hacking scandal. Read our interview with Nick Davies here.
"We’re not going to be bound by set ideas of how you do politics." Sophie Walker is the leader of the Women's Equality Party, read our interview with her here.
We interviewed the BBC’s North American Editor, John Sopel. Read his account of recent political developments here.
Campaign Agent Danny Akinbisehin spoke to former Education Secretary Nicky Morgan about life as an MP
Our Campaign Agent Cameron Broome met with Hilary Benn MP to discuss life as an MP, Brexit and the Labour Party.
This is the first interview in our People Behind the Policy. We asked a few questions to Ben Howlett, MP for Bath.
At TalkPolitics, we’re committed to changing perceptions of politicians. We believe that MPs and political figures are often unfairly slandered in the press, and ostracised by much of society as elitist, uncaring and, frankly, stupid – when in reality they are incredibly hard-working, incredibly smart individuals dedicated to improving society in the way they think is best.
In order to change these perceptions, we’re starting up our own interview series called “The People Behind the Policy,” which, whilst dipping in to current affairs and important issues, will focus mainly on the MPs as people, their backgrounds, entrance in to politics, and what they do in their spare time.
We believe that changing perceptions of MPs means many will be more willing to work with the government constructively, rather than immediately condemning potential legislation to the dustbin without proper consideration.
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