RIP Tony Benn
If one meets a powerful person -- Rupert Murdoch, perhaps, or Joe Stalin or Hitler -- one can ask five questions:
Anyone who cannot answer the last of those questions does not live in a democratic system.
- What power do you have?
- Where did you get it?
- In whose interests do you exercise it?
- To whom are you accountable?
- And, how can we get rid of you?