Five Questions About Power

Tony Benn, the former Labour member of the House of Commons, the man who renounced his inherited peerage so he could remain a member of the lower house, once said there were 5 questions to ask people in power which indicated what kind of a democracy was in operation:

  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 Do We Get Rid Of You?