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Is Magna Carta still relevant? Ways to increase political re-engagement

June 15th, 2015

Episode 204 of 536 episodes

Magna Carta, sealed in June 1215, established the basic principle that no one was to be above the law; not the King or his subjects, not the government or the governed. While this principle has underpinned every western democracy since then, can we say it remains relevant when transnational corporations are bigger and richer than most national governments, and while interest groups appear able to influence or 'buy' politicians and political outcomes with ease?

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