'Democracy after Brexit'- BBC Radio 4 - July 2016

In these special editions of A Point of View, five of Britain's leading thinkers give their own very personal view of "Brexit" - what the vote tells us about the country we are, and are likely to become.

In episode 3, Roger Scruton reflects on democracy after Brexit and explains why he feels it is the ordinary people of this country who care about democracy, not the urban elites.

"The referendum gave these people a voice", writes Scruton, "and what they have told us is that their country, its laws and its sovereignty are more important to them than the edicts of anonymous bureaucrats striving to rule from nowhere".

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

You can listen to the podcast here now.

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2018 Events

Scrutopia Summer School 2018

22 Mar - Philosophy Cafe, Oxford

22 Mar - The Oxford Literary Festival

26 Mar - The Social Context of the Law - Lecture 3

18 May - Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, Cambridge

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