This week, we are going to the UK! The UK government’s handling of Brexit and the health crisis has been undeniably chaotic and venal. In a bid to distract the public and shore up its own power, the government has sought to exploit cultural issues to the detriment of democratic rights and norms, putting already vulnerable groups further at risk.
Green peer Natalie Bennett explains how this has led to an increasingly authoritarian turn against minority rights, civil liberties, and the rule of law.
Written by Natalie Bennett.
Narrated by Julia Lagoutte.
Text version: https://www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/a-state-of-disrepair-democracy-in-the-united-kingdom/.
This article is from our brand-new edition: Democracy Ever After? Perspectives on Power and Representation which examines the struggle over democracy and representation in Europe today. It's out now and available to read online and order in print at www.greeneuropeanjournal.eu/. For the first time, you can subscribe to receive future print editions too.
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