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Single Idea 21523

[catalogued under 25. Society / B. The State / 7. Changing the State / b. Devolution]

Full Idea

We should none of us like the affairs of Great Britain to be settled by a parliament of the world.

Gist of Idea

We would not want UK affairs to be settled by a world parliament


Bertrand Russell (Political Ideals [1917], 1)

A Reaction

The UK is currently (Dec 2018) living with a plan to quit Europe, mainly on the grounds that a European parliament has some authority over Britain. In every country resentment of the government increases with distance from the capital city.

Book Reference

Russell,Bertrand: 'Political Ideals' [Spokesman 2007], p.23