Tatton Spiller is the author of The Breakdown: making sense of politics in a messed up world and the director and founder of Simple Politics, a hugely successful project that aims to explain and engage people with politics, both online and in person. He has been a teacher, a journalist, and worked at the Houses of Parliament, devising, training and delivering education sessions for visiting school students. While at Parliament, he watched many, many debates, engaged thousands of people, and ran sessions with hundreds of MPs. This gave him a real insight into how the whole thing works. The nagging feeling that nobody was really breaking down politics in a way that engages people never left him.