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A Mucky Business with Tim Farron

A Mucky Business with Tim Farron

Each week Christian MP Tim Farron unpacks the murky world of politics and encourages believers around the UK to engage prayerfully. Tim will share what life is like in Parliament, which issues Christians should care about and what you can do to make a difference. Tune in every Tuesday at 5pm or download the podcast from your chosen podcast provider.

Episodes

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Sir Gary Streeter: Making the decision to stand down as an MP Play in Edifi Player

    Sir Gary Streeter: Making the decision to stand down as an MP

    Tim is joined this week by Sir Gary Streeter who recently announced that he was stepping down as the Conservative MP for South West Devon. They discuss whether one gets 'called out' of politics and Gary gives his reflections on spending 3 decades on the House of Commons backbenches. Tim also stops to address the issue of asylum seeking children who've gone missing in the UK. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk.

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Stephen Hammersley: The social care crisis Play in Edifi Player

    Stephen Hammersley: The social care crisis

    Tim is joined this week by Stephen Hammersley CBE, chief executive at Pilgrims Friend Society, a Christian charity supporting the elderly. They discuss the social care crisis facing us in the UK and look at solutions which include input from government, Church and you and me. Tim also reflects on strikes which are taking place within a number of professions, asking what our Christian response should be. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk.

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Paul Cook – lobbying on behalf of those without voice Play in Edifi Player

    Paul Cook – lobbying on behalf of those without voice

    Tim is joined this week Paul Cook, head of advocacy at the Christian international aid and development charity Tearfund. Paul talks about his calling to work on global justice issues and some of the current opportunities to speak up for those who don’t have a voice. Tim also reflects back on a tumultuous few weeks for the royal family and prays for reconciliation. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron The NHS Crisis Play in Edifi Player

    The NHS Crisis

    Tim is joined this week Prof Francis Davis who heads up Digby Stuart College, a faith based institution at Roehampton University. Francis is a former non-executive director of an NHS Trust as well as a former ministerial advisor to the governments led by Gordon Brown and the coalition. As concerns regarding the NHS ramp up, we get his thoughts on what needs to be done to get things back on track and how we can be praying for all those working in the health sector. Want your question …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Cara Bentley: A review of 2022 Play in Edifi Player

    Cara Bentley: A review of 2022

    Tim is joined this week by broadcast journalist Cara Bentley as they reflect on a whirlwind 2022. Tim also explains what an MP gets up to over the Christmas period. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk.

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Gareth McNab: Can we eradicate poverty Play in Edifi Player

    Gareth McNab: Can we eradicate poverty

    Tim is joined this week by Gareth McNab, the director external affairs at Christians Against Poverty. They discuss the scale of poverty in the UK and ask whether poverty can ever be eradicated here. Tim also reflects on the census figures which shows the number of people identifying as Christians has dropped below 50% for the first time. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk.

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Andy Bevan: The World Cup, labour exploitation & seeking justice Play in Edifi Player

    Andy Bevan: The World Cup, labour exploitation & seeking justice

    Tim is joined this week by Andy Bevan from International Justice Mission UK. They discuss the World Cup controversies surrounding host nation Qatar when it comes to labour exploitation. Tim also reflects back on the support of the Iranian team who refused to sing the anthem and what would happen to them if they sought refuge in the UK. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk.

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Fr Mark Vickers: God in Number 10 Play in Edifi Player

    Fr Mark Vickers: God in Number 10

    Tim is joined this week by Fr Mark Vickers, author of the book God in Number 10 which looks at the faith of our country’s Prime Ministers. They look at how faith has impacted politics over the decades and what it means now that we have a Hindu PM in Downing Street. Tim also mourns the passing of two year old Awaab Ishak, who died from breathing problems caused by rampant mould in his family’s housing association flat. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron David Burrowes: Conservative and Christian Play in Edifi Player

    David Burrowes: Conservative and Christian

    Tim is joined this week by former MP and parliamentary director of the Conservative Christian Fellowship David Burrowes. David shares how he founded that organisation and unpacks what it means to be both a Conservative and a Christian. And Tim reflects on Matt Hancock’s appearances on I’m A Celebrity and the theme of forgiveness. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk.

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Tom Holland: The impact of Christianity on our nation throughout history Play in Edifi Player

    Tom Holland: The impact of Christianity on our nation throughout history

    Tim is joined this week by author and historian Tom Holland. They unpack some of themes of his book Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World and look ahead to the future impact of Christianity across the world And as politicians and campaigners gather in Egypt for the COP27 climate conference Tim challenges us on our role in looking after the planet. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk.

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Dr Russell Rook: Community organising and advising party leaders Play in Edifi Player

    Dr Russell Rook: Community organising and advising party leaders

    Tim is joined this week by political consultant and founder of the Good Faith Partnership, Russ Rook. They discuss the variety of ways one can influence politics from advising party leaders to bringing together groups of people to tackle societal problems. Tim also unpacks problems in education and how we can be praying. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk or sign up to Premier's Whatsapp news alerts at premier.org.uk/whatsapp and send a …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Paul Givan: Former Northern Ireland First Minister on living out faith in frontline politics Play in Edifi Player

    Paul Givan: Former Northern Ireland First Minister on living out faith in frontline politics

    Tim is joined this week by Paul Givan, a former First Minister of Northern Ireland. They unpack the challenges of serving in Northern Irish politics and the importance of being open about matters of faith. Tim also unpacks how to handle imposter syndrome Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk or sign up to Premier's Whatsapp news alerts at premier.org.uk/whatsapp and send a message there.

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Lizzie Jewkes: How I managed to change government legislation Play in Edifi Player

    Lizzie Jewkes: How I managed to change government legislation

    Tim is joined this week by director of the Liberal Democrat Christian Forum – Lizzie Jewkes. While never serving in front line politics, she was responsible for legislation which affected millions of people in a positive way. Tim also tells of how we can be praying for MPs during this unstable time within parliament. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk or sign up to Premier's Whatsapp news alerts at premier.org.uk/whatsapp and send a message …

  • A Mucky Business with Tim Farron Rob Hutton: Digging for dirt in the ‘mucky business’ of politics Play in Edifi Player

    Rob Hutton: Digging for dirt in the ‘mucky business’ of politics

    Tim is joined this week by political journalist Rob Hutton – someone who has seen the ‘mucky business’ of politics up close through his work in parliament. They discuss the relationship between journalism and politics – the good, the bad and the ugly! Tim also speaks into the idea of authority in leadership. Want your question answered next week? Drop a quick email to farron@premier.org.uk or sign up to Premier's Whatsapp news alerts at premier.org.uk/whatsapp and send a message there.