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The Politics.co.uk Podcast - the Five Star Movement

Politics.co.uk editor Ian Dunt is joined by Italian freelance journalist Francesco Zaffarano and Miriam Sorace, LSE fellow in EU Politics at the European Institute, to discuss the Italian Five Star Movement (Movimento Cinque Stelle) and how the populist party came to be.

Last week, the 4th Earl Baldwin of Bewdley has decided to resign. | Copyright: iStock

Britain's democratic farce: This is how the upcoming 'hereditary by-election' will work

The crossbench grouping of the 4th Earl Baldwin is one of several set out in law, meaning that when one hereditary peer retires or dies, a 'by-election' is held for a replacement chosen from within that group.

Brexit will only limit UK students' opportunities to study in Europe | Copyright: iStock

This is what free movement means to me

The UK's membership of the EU meant I could study in the Nethernalds at a fraction of the price charged to students from outside the bloc.

There's hardly any censorship in university. | Copyright: iStock

There is a crisis of free speech in university - and the govt implemented it

Sam Gyimah announced a new policy to tackle censorship in universities, but there's hardly any censorship in university.

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