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Prospect’s June podcast: shame, guilt and parliamentary expenses

By Leo Hornak  

Cameron has promised 'big change' as a result of the expenses scandal

In this month’s Prospect podcast (downloadable, and available to the right of this page), our resident philosopher Nigel Warburton considers the merits of shame as a motivating force in politics.

When politicians are found to have done wrong, should we expect more from them than public apologies and a display of contrition? Is it worse that Anthony Steen MP apparently misused…

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