In a recent talk at IPPR, David Runciman, professor of politics at Trinity College, Cambridge, expanded upon the ideas he set out in his recent Juncture essay, 'The crisis of British democracy: Back to the '70s or stuck in the present?' In this exclusive interview, Professor Runciman talks dysfunction, distrust and scandal with Guy Lodge of IPPR. He explains why British democracy is currently going through its worst crisis in decades, but why we may not yet have reached the tipping point that will force the wide-reaching reforms necessary to restore trust in our public institutions.

David Runciman and Guy Lodge on the state of British democracy