Democracy – From the Speaker of the House.
Considering the attack on our democracy and indeed the central (and some would say only) point put forward by the Unionist parties during the last General election, I find this quote from John Bercow to be particularly relevant.
“Democracy is not just about one vote once every five years or one vote once on a particular issue causing all argument on that matter to be considered legitimately shut down. That is not the way democracy works. Democracy is a dynamic concept. People who are on the losing side are not obliged to accept that their view has been lost for ever and they are perfectly entitled to continue to argue for it.”