Following on from my previous post I think the words of Tony Benn – see below - are more important than ever right now. We have an unelected government in this country that is implementing policies for which it has no mandate from the public.
It illustrates vividly to me how far removed from democracy and integrity the current bunch of power-crazed image-conscious politicians have become.
My political hero is 85 years young former Labour Cabinet Minister, Tony Benn who tells us that when he was an active elected member of parliament he had 100,000 employers – i.e. ALL his constituents. Tony also produced these 5 questions that he says we should ask anyone who has power.
I love the Simplicity of this!
- What power have you got?
- Where did you get it from?
- In whose interests do you exercise it?
- To whom are you accountable?
- How can we get rid of you?
Memo to Cameron and Clegg: how do you answer Tony’s questions?