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  1. Phil Hornby

The Last Word, December 2018

It's been an extraordinary few days here at Parliament. But then, in these last weeks in Westminster, we've had week after week of extraordinary events.

Theresa May is leading her party into the a vote on her Brexit deal in Tuesday which only the most optimistic of her troops think she can win.

And Nigel Farage, the South East MEP who started the ball rolling on Brexit, parted company with UKIP, the party he'd led and dominated for so long.

And this week's report on railways: passengers from Kent Sussex and Surrey were subjected to the most 'appalling' treatment, with 'dangerous' overcrowding after last May's timetable changes.

To debate all this and more:-

  • John Howell MP, Conservative member for Henley
  • Baroness Smith, Angela Smith for Labour, from Sussex
  • Lord Fox, Chris Fox from Windsor, for the Lib Dems; and
  • Henry Bolton from Kent, now with 'Our Nation' the former UKIP leader


  1. Phil Hornby

The Last Word, November 2018

On one of the most dramatic days in Parliament for many a year, we look at the latest Brexit deal from No 10. Theresa May warned it was this deal, no deal, or no Brexit. As the resignations from cabinet ministers and junior ministers mounted though, her deal looked increasingly beleaguered.

And the crisis in local government: what should happen when the money starts to run out? And Tracey Crouch tells us she lost her job - but some people are losing their lives ... to gambling.

On this months panel:-

  • Sarah Osborne, Lib Dem councillor in East Sussex
  • Naushaubah Khan, Labour councillor in Medway
  • Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb in Brighton for the Green Party; and
  • Helen Whately MP, Conservative MP for Faversham & Mid-Kent

And Maria Miller, the Chair of the Women & Equalities Committee and MP for Basingstoke tells us how she wants to tackle bullying, and the culture of the Palace of Westminster needs to change.


  1. Phil Hornby

The Last Word, October 2018

The B words: Backstops and Brexit. Bullying and Bercow. Why is the culture of intimidation so difficult to tackle? Why is there so little agreement on the way forward? Some have called for The Speaker to step down, but others want him to remain in place until there is some clarity on Brexit.

But the timetable for that Brexit agreement is still far from clear. Theresa May has been in Brussels today, but what had been billed as a last ditch attempt for a deal with the EU27, now looks like just another battle on the road to eventual separation.

To debate all that and more:-

  • Baroness Jones, Maggie Jones from Hove in Sussex for Labour
  • Tim Aker MEP, from Thurrock in Essex for UKIP
  • Sir Roger Gale MP, the Conservative MP for North Thanet, and
  • Caroline Lucas, the Brighton Pavilion Green MP

Plus Pepper the Robot: the Education Select Committee gets a guest with a difference.

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