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The Brandreth Rules on Standing Down

Gyles Brandreth examines how political careers end and how to step down while maintaining one's dignity.

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20080730

The Brandreth Rules on Standing Down

Gyles Brandreth examines how political careers end and how to step down while maintaining one's dignity.

1/3. Down and Out

He talks to former MPs who have suddenly had to cope with the prospect of unemployment.

20080806

The Brandreth Rules on Standing Down

Gyles Brandreth examines how political careers end and how to step down while maintaining one's dignity.

2/3. Down and Out and Up Again

He explores how former MPs - such as himself - rebuild their careers after being voted out of office. Some go on to greater things, while others find life extremely difficult.

20080813

The Brandreth Rules on Standing Down

Gyles Brandreth examines how political careers end and how to step down while maintaining one's dignity.

3/3. Down and Out - and In Again

As soon as they are defeated, some MPs start planning their comeback. But is it possible to return in triumph? Gyles considers some politicians who managed to return to office and others who refused to contemplate the idea.

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01Down And Out *20080730

The Brandreth Rules on Standing Down

Gyles Brandreth examines how political careers end and how to step down while maintaining one's dignity.He talks to former MPs who have suddenly had to cope with the prospect of unemployment.

01Down And Out *20080730

The Brandreth Rules on Standing Down

Gyles Brandreth examines how political careers end and how to step down while maintaining one's dignity.He talks to former MPs who have suddenly had to cope with the prospect of unemployment.

02Down And Out And Up Again *20080806

He explores how former MPs - such as himself - rebuild their careers after being voted out of office. Some go on to greater things, while others find life extremely difficult.

02Down And Out And Up Again *20080806

He explores how former MPs - such as himself - rebuild their careers after being voted out of office. Some go on to greater things, while others find life extremely difficult.

03 LASTDown And Out - And In Again20080813

As soon as they are defeated, some MPs start planning their comeback. But is it possible to return in triumph? Gyles considers some politicians who managed to return to office and others who refused to contemplate the idea.

03 LASTDown And Out - And In Again20080813

As soon as they are defeated, some MPs start planning their comeback. But is it possible to return in triumph? Gyles considers some politicians who managed to return to office and others who refused to contemplate the idea.