Feb 7th, 2014
Thought for the day
By Robin Priestley
Bishop Harries talked about 38 Degrees on his “Thought for the day” piece on the Today Programme on Radio 4 this morning.
In his thought for the day he said
“Public expectations and public pressure can change things for the better.
I’ve been amazed recently by the power of public pressure when it’s exercised through digital communication.
One group which is prepared to campaign on a range of topics … has more than 2 million supporters
Politics is no longer just for politicians, we all have a voice and can bring it to bear in unprecedented ways.”
Bishop Harries was the chaired the The Commission on Civil Society and Democratic Engagement the independent body which carried out a series of countrywide consultations and lobbied to reduce the negative impact of the gagging law.