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Fighters and Quitters: Great Political Resignations

Theo Barclay

Sunday 14th October 14:45 - 15:45 | Northwood House

They say the first rule of politics is never to resign. But in recent decades Britain’s politicians have all too often failed – or refused – to cling on. Only this summer we have seen a cascade of high-profile departures, with leadership challenges lurking around the corner.

Theo will bring to life the most sensational political resignations of the past century, charting the scandals, controversies and cock-ups that forced key players to quit.

Who jumped and who was pushed? Who battled to stay in post and who collapsed at the first hint of pressure? Who came back, Lazarus-like, after their resignation for a second act?

From MPs caught cavorting in public parks, spy scandals and bitter factional attacks, Theo will reveal the tales of the politicians who fell on their swords, explore the reasons why they did and predict who will be the next to fight or to quit.

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Theo Barclay: Fighters and Quitters£9.00
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