BBC Breakfast viewers fume at Jess Phillips’ appearance on show ‘flogging her book’

Speaking further to Jess about her new book, BBC Breakfast presenter Charlie said: “One of the things you’re very keen in the book to bring across is that question mark, that quite a lot of people think, what do MP’s do?”

“I mean what do you do all the time? We hear the noise in the Commons and there are certain issues that MP’s are known for getting involved in, as you have, things that are important to them. Then what about the rest of it?” Charlie asked.

“I think that the reason that I wanted to write the book was that my husband, when I became a politician, he’d never met a politician before.

“He was like ‘I had absolutely no idea of half of the things that you were meant to be doing’,” she explained.