How democratic is the UK in 2022
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.