When Fear Leads to Tyranny
Lord Jonathan Sumption unpacks the public's growing dissatisfaction with democracy, pointing to economic hardship, war and a future they see as devoid of hope. Sumption stresses that 'democracy will only survive if our differences are transcended by our common acceptance of the legitimacy of the decision-making process, even when we disagree profoundly with the outcome'.
When I stepped down from public leadership in 2005 I did so with a clear and optimistic vision of where this country was headed.By and large, politicians then were men and women of character and principle. READ MORE ABOUT JOHN