The Times Jo Cox

Starve the oxygen of hate MPs have to fend off

18 October 2021

The Times

"We must make every effort to stop giving oxygen to the climate of hate, trolling and threats of violence that is all too familiar to MPs, their staff and families (and indeed to journalists and other public figures). That is vital if public life is to continue attracting people like Sir David and Jo."

Starve the oxygen of hate MPs have to fend off

Focus Group Heywood

‘Crisis of trust’ between politicians and voters

11 October 2021

Channel 4 News

"Britain's political system broken, politicians disconnected from the real world... a system where it's one rule for them and another for everyone else. That's the damning verdict of a landmark report looking at how the British public sees the state of British democracy."

Crisis of trust between politicians and voters

BBC Politics Live Luke (2)

"New research on what people in the UK think of democracy"

11 October 2021


"It's disapointing to hear that people think that politicians look down on them. We are all the servants of our constituents." Andrew Mitchell MP.

"This is one of the reasons that I chose to put myself forward to enter politics because I think there's so much that needs to be done around engaging people with politics nationally and locally" Kim Leadbeater, MP. 

BBC Politics Live with Jo Coburn

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"Voters trust neither Boris Johnson nor Keir Starmer to deliver on promises"

11 October 2021

The Times

"Despite their commitment to democratic principles, people feel frustrated by a democratic system that isn’t delivering for them, and let down by a politics that falls short of their expectations."

Voters trust neither Boris Johnson nor Keir Starmer to deliver on their promises

Sky Adam Boulton Luke 11 10

"When politicians break the rules there need to be consequences"

11 October 2021

Sky News

"There's a disconnect between people's belief in democracy in principle and how they see politics played out in practice...when polititians break the rules there need to be consequences, just like there are for the rest of us"

All Out Politics with Adam Boulton


Don't Mention the Culture Wars

28 July 2021

The Telegraph

"The biggest problem is not the divide, which does not functionally exist, but the way in which people feel shut out of the debate, for their inability – their lack of desire – to scream at each other on social media...The wise (responsible) politician will dig in with truth and those unbearable and unfashionable things: nuance and compassion. It’s where the country is. So where are they?"

Don't Mention the Culture Wars