CiviliTea is a new UK podcast exploring the people behind the UK’s institutions over a cup of tea.

Episode 6 – Tom Brake

In this episode, Ben talks to Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake about his experience of working in Westminster over the last 20 years. You can find Tom on Twitter @ThomasBrake or on his website at [podbean type=audio-square resource="episode=myscw-7c3b06"...

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Episode 5 – Harriet Lamb

In this episode Ben meets Harriet Lamb, CEO of International Alert, to discuss her career in the third sector, the impact that peacebuilding can have and why she is optimistic about people's willingness to help each other, even in an uncertain world. [podbean...

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Episode 3 – Dr. Tim Oliver

Ben speaks to Dr. Tim Oliver from the London School of Economics.  An expert in political science and international relations with a focus on Britain's relationship with the European Union and the United States. Check out Tim's commentary at or on...

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Episode 2 – Seb Dance MEP

Ben speaks to Seb Dance, the Labour Member of the European Parliament, about his career, work as a European politician and his view of Brexit and the factors that influenced it. Seb's name hit headlines around the world early in 2017 when he held up a sign behind...

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Episode 1 – Nick Denys

In this interview Ben Francis talks to Conservative councillor Nick Denys about contemporary conservatism, the relationship between government and workers, and the upcoming general election. Read Nick's Conservative Home article. Check out the work of Conservative...

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