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Jacob Rees-Mogg launches podcast with unusual insight into Parliament – 'no woke nonsense'


Mr Rees-Mogg, the Leader of the House of Commons, will interview political insiders and academics on the show Why Parliament Works. The first guest is Professor Vernon Bogdanor, David Cameron’s former politics tutor at Oxford University and a constitutional expert.

Mr Rees-Mogg said he was pleased to start “a diverting dose of democratic dilations for your deliberation and, dare I say it, delight.”

The first four episodes of the podcast launched on Sunday.

The Leader of the House will be competing against the UK’s top podcast hosts including Louis Theroux and David Tennant.

Other guests involved in the show are Natascha Engel, former Labour chairwoman of the Backbench Business Committee and former Deputy Speaker, Chloe Smith, Minister for the Constitution and Devolution, and the politics academic Professor Philip Lord Norton of Louth.

Mr Rees-Mogg said: “Our Parliamentary democracy only works when it delivers for voters, which is why it is so important that this Government is getting on with legislating to level up every part of the United Kingdom.

“I have been fortunate to be able to spend time exploring the lawmaking process with some of the UK’s leading academics and Parliamentary insiders, who have helped shine light on some of the less-appreciated aspects of the UK Parliament’s work.”

Mr Rees-Mogg began his podcasts by declaring that the British constitution is the “hobby of all sensible people”.

He added how it is “the most interesting matter to discuss and be informed about”.

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Another Twitter fan wrote: “Could be interesting to listen to. He speaks his mind and given his current position, he should be able to provide a decent insight onto what happens in parliament. Hopefully.”

Mr Rees-Mogg’s first episode discussed the role of Parliament at the centre of the constitutional system and the flaws of the Fixed Term Parliament Act.

The Fixed Term Parliament Act was introduced in 2011 under the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition.

The Act determines a default fixed election date for general elections in the UK.

But only one of the subsequent three elections were held on the set date.

The episode also highlights the importance and value of scrutiny and the Government delivering its legislative programme.

The new show comes as Parliament is launching into an intense period of debate over the 2019 Conservative manifesto’s bills.

Many of the debated bills are yet to be introduced.

Parliament returned for its autumn sitting on Monday.

On Wednesday, Boris Johnson will face his first Prime Minister’s Questions since July.


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