Saturday, June 25, 2016

Quote of the day 26th June 2016

Thanks to John Rentoul of the Independent for drawing my attention to a brilliant article about the strength of democracy by Ian Leslie which contains this superb quote.

You can read the full article, "The people have spoken, the bastards," here.

Belief in democracy does not, in my own opinion, mean you have to think the people will get everything right. You can believe that there will be some wrong decisions, and I think the UK made one pm Thursday. But you accept the majority decision because there will be fewer wrong decisions under democracy than under any other system.

And yes, because you recognise that you might be wrong.

And because, collectively, thirty-three million people know far more than any one individual human being possibly can.

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