Martin Bell discusses lack of faith in politicians in Edinburgh visit
Festival of Politics and Book Festival appearances scheduled
This article is from 2010.
The man in the white suit is in town for an event at the Festival of Politics but he’s also kindly dropping by to charm the punters in Charlotte Square. Here, he will be discussing the lack of faith we now have in our elected representatives, mainly due to their expenses shenanigans. But could that scandal be a watershed moment which leads to a healthier state of public affairs?
18 Aug, 6.30pm, £10 (£8).
Power of the People
Politicians and political institutions undoubtedly play a vital role in democracy. But politics is not the exclusive reserve of our elected representatives and democratic institutions. This event will examine how people who are not professional politicians can have a significant impact upon the political landscape, and…
It may have been published on April Fool’s Day but the subject of Martin Bell’s A Very British Revolution raised few smiles among the British populace. Subtitled ‘The Expenses Scandal and How to Save Our Democracy’, it focuses on the moment when the public’s confidence in their elected representatives plumbed new depths.