Wednesday October 28, 2020

We must all continue to fight the democratic fight

Democracy is a fragile institution. In recent years, it seems that our democratic values have been under consistent attack. We have experience of this ourselves.

15th June, 2013
Alan Shatter, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence.

Democracy is a fragile institution. In recent years, it seems that our democratic values have been under consistent attack. We have experience of this ourselves. Yet they have survived. Not only that, but democratic institutions have been re-established in countries where they had previously been overthrown. The recent history of a number of EU member states is testament to that.

One feature of our democratic values is openness to all opinions, even opinions which attack...

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