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Tony Benn: Five Questions About Power

Tony Benn once said there were five questions to ask people in power which indicated what kind of democracy was in operation.

Benn was a British Labour politician. He was first elected to the House of Commons in 1950. After his father died in 1960, Benn became a hereditary peer, Viscount Stansgate, and lost his right to sit in the Commons. He fought to renounce his peerage, returned to the Commons in 1963 and served as a minister in the governments of Harold Wilson. He remained in parliament until 2001 and died in 2014 at the age of 88.

  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. How Can We Get Rid Of You?

Benn

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