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OU on the BBC: Inside the Commons - Episode 3

Updated Friday, 13th February 2015

This week's Inside the Commons asks whether the three-party system is falling apart at the seams. 

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Abseilers cleaning Big Ben Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: BBC Abseilers cleaning the face of Big Ben In the third part of this series, we see how the traditional three-party system appears to be falling apart at the seams.  

Backbench MPs are becoming increasingly rebellious as they confront the dark arts of the Whips – the shadowy figures who seek to impose party discipline.  

We follow Lib-Dem MP Jenny Willott as she seeks to balance new parenthood with politics. And we follow the clockmakers whose job it is to ensure that all the Commons two thousand clocks, from Big Ben downwards, tell exactly the same time.

This episode airs on Tuesday 17th February at 9pm on BBC Two, and 11.50pm on BBC Scotland. Visit the BBC website for more details

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