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For Fact’s Sake podcast: What does it take for a politician to lose their job?

On this week’s edition of the For Fact’s Sake podcast, Ali and Paul talk to Dr Ian Cawood from the University of Stirling about the long history of political sleaze in the UK.

Ian explains the parallels between corruption in the early 19th century and today, how the Covid-19 pandemic sharpened the focus on scandal, and whether there is a higher bar for politicians losing their jobs than before.

Elsewhere on the pod, Ali and Paul discuss the Rwanda migration plan and controversy over a cuddly octopus toy on University Challenge.

Show notes:

Dr Ian Cawood’s piece in The Conversation about the history of sleaze can be found here.

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