From The Cheap Seats: Tony Benn Dies

From Win Wachsmann. Prominent British Labour politician and reform advocate Tony Benn died last week at the age of 88. Among his most memorablequotes were his five questions for the powerful.

During his final speech in the House of Commons, Benn advised that such people should be asked,

  1. “‘What power have you got?
  2. Where did you get it from?
  3. In whose interests do you exercise it?
  4. To whom are you accountable?
  5. And how can we get rid of you?’

If you cannot get rid of the people who govern you, you do not live in a democratic system.”

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