Boris “Stuart” Johnson on Liberty

de Ruyter, A. and Hearne, D. (2018) Boris “Stuart” Johnson on Liberty. Birmingham City University - Blog Post, Birmingham.

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In a recent speech, the British Foreign Secretary and leading campaigner for Brexit Boris Johnson, made extensive reference to the work of John Stuart Mill. Johnson’s evocation of Mill is problematic on several levels, as is his apparently tenuous grasp of the workings of European and supra-national institutions. On the face of it, Johnson’s stated desire for “self-government of the people, by the people, for the people”[1] appears eminently reasonable. Upon closer inspection, however, the contradictions inherent in Johnson’s notion of liberalism readily become apparent.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: L200 Politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Institutes > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Jessica Guy
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2018 14:03
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2018 14:03
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5868

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