How democratic is the UK in 2022

Dave Levy
13 min readMar 7

The 2022 version of the Economist’s Democracy Index is out, and I am surprised to find that the UK remains classed as a Democracy and maintains its position as 18th in the World. I last looked at this in 2018 and wrote quite a long article, being surprised at how few Democracies are defined as such by the Economist and how, if the US was classed as a flawed democracy, the UK was not.

I remind myself that, I think Democracy is,

Government by consent expressed through free and fair elections and under the rule of law without favour.

Dave Levy

Brit, Londoner, innovator, economist, Labour, privacy, cybersecurity, traveller, father, - mainly writing about UK politics,