Democracy’s highest expression is in people’s direct action

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,451 Wednesday 01 June 2016. Dear Mr Cameron, In an article entitled ‘Election Madness’ in the USA, the late Howard Zinn wrote, “Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens.” This is by no […]

All to cock, from the top

A letter a day to number 10. No 1,023 Monday 09 March 2015. Dear Mr Cameron, Teresa May, in her speech to the Police Federation in 2014, invoking the words of Sir Robert Peel said that, “the police are the public and the public are the police.” May also said “in this country we believe […]