In this episode, Michael Taylor and William Clouston discuss whether our leaders are acting in citizens’ interests.
Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address concluded with the resolve that “government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” This should be the crucial test of any government’s actions but is clearly a far cry from what we have in the UK today.
Successive governments have sold off our assets and allowed critical infrastructure to fall into foreign hands. Institutions have been captured by fashionably ideology, distracting them from their core purpose. Economically damaging policies are pushed through without debate to bolster politicians’ egos and make the country ‘look good on the world stage’.
William and Michael discuss how we have come so far from this basic principle of good governance – and what can be done about it.