24/10/16 “The cry you hear from the public is, why can’t they get anything done? The cry you hear from government is, why can’t I get anything done?” In this five part series the director of the Institute for Government, Bronwen Maddox, sets off in pursuit of power. What is it, and how does it work?
In the opening programme you’ll hear from the newly elected mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees. He draws on this story to explain being in charge: “It’s like having your mouth round a fire hydrant, stuff coming in at volume. How do you manage that, and remember that you’re supposed to be leading the way?”