I was asked by the Byline Times for my thoughts on the top Parliamentary standards official warning that Britain’s democracy is under threat.
My comment was as follows:
“The individual charged with upholding the standards of the core of our democracy in Parliament, has himself identified a fundamental danger to parliamentary democracy.”
“These are not the rantings of protestors, or left wing MPs warning about the rise of authoritarianism. This is someone at the very heart of the political establishment that has sounded screeching klaxon, warning that our democracy is being fundamentally undermined.”
“It will not be enough for the next Government to tinker at the edges with democratic reform. It must embark on a wholesale renewal of democracy in this country. Failure to do so will have dire consequences in the decades ahead.”