Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Politics

Life in the whips’ office

Host Ailbhe Rea takes a closer look at the shadowy world of the whips — the sinister party enforcers whose job it is to keep MPs in line.

Michael Dobbs, the creator of “House of Cards” and one-time chief of staff to Margaret Thatcher, lifts the lid on the murky world of whipping that inspired his novels and the hit TV dramas, while Jacqui Smith, a chief whip to Tony Blair, describes how she did it in the era of Blair/Brown plotting. Playwright James Graham — whose hit play “This House” brought the dark arts of the whips’ office to London’s West End — discusses the hung parliament of the 1970s, the most legendary period in whipping history, and Wendy Morton discusses her unique experience as chief whip to Liz Truss.



Source: Politico

Follow us on Google News to get the latest Updates

You May Also Like

Entertainment

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appeared virtually at the Grammy awards on Sunday, begging the famous crowd not to “be silent” amid Russia’s vicious, unprovoked...

Entertainment

Love wins! Zeke Smith just pulled off the perfect surprise proposal to boyfriend (now fiancé!) Nico Santos in front of a live audience during...

Entertainment

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — If David Letterman put together a Top Ten list of hospitals, Rhode Island Hospital would probably be No. 1. The longtime...

Entertainment

Craving more of Miles Teller in “Top Gun: Maverick”? Right this way. Paramount Pictures released never-before-seen footage of Teller’s Rooster belting out “Great Balls...