Jesse Norman talks to Giles Dilnot
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How Burke shaped modern politics - MP

The political philosopher Edmund Burke shaped the UK politics of today, said his biographer who is also a Conservative MP.

Jesse Norman claimed Burke wrote the "text book for what a really good MP should be" and claimed that without him "we could not understand modern politics at all".

The MP spoke to Giles Dilnot for a film in the My Favourite Political Thinker series on the Daily Politics

Burke Images are from the National Portrait Gallery

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  • 21 Mar 2014
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