British Politics

Toby Harnden talked about Michael Martin, the Speaker of the British House of Commons who told members of Parliament that he would step… read more

Toby Harnden talked about Michael Martin, the Speaker of the British House of Commons who told members of Parliament that he would step down on June 21. Mr. Martin will become the first speaker to be forced out of office in 300 years. Mr. Harnden talked about what this means for the Labour Party, the process of resigning, and the implications of the resignation for Great Britain. 

He also responded to telephone calls and email. He answered questions about the British political system.

A portion of Prime Minister Brown’s statement on Michael Martin was shown. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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May 24, 2009
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  • May 24, 2009 | 9:31am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 25, 2009 | 12:33am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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