Institutions on life support

From the failures identified by the Francis Report into Mid-Staffs NHS Foundation to the fall-out from the Savile scandal at the BBC, Britain’s institutions are in the grip of perpetual crisis. From Hillsborough to the Leveson and LIBOR inquiries, high-profile stand-offs between Conservative ministers and the civil service and police seem to indicate considerable internal disarray. Why have Britain’s institutions, once famed for their strength and resilience, now become so vulnerable to criticism? Can anything be done to restore or rebuild trust, or do we require entirely new institutions fit for the challenges of the 21st century? Filmed at the Battle of Ideas festival the panel in this debate have plenty to get stuck in to.