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Guarding the illusion

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Tom Lukiwski, the government’s deputy House leader, is worried that TV cameras might show you too much of the House of Commons.

Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski suggested on Tuesday that the House of Commons broadcasters avoid using wide shots on days when attendance in the House is meagre, in an effort to keep viewers in the dark on how many MPs are actually present. “It concerns a lot of members, and it frankly doesn’t look good for Parliament,” he told the Procedure and House Affairs committee, which is reviewing the broadcasting guidelines.

It was almost exactly a year ago that I wrote this piece.