Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable…
Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle;
the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
When does public service become a life and death proposition?
Two of the main political figures that pushed for and ultimately received UK independence from the European Union were Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson. What fate has befallen them after such a grand and unexpected victory? Within two weeks of the biggest political win of his life, Farage resigned as leader of the rising Ukip party, saying that “During the referendum I said I wanted my country back … now I want my life back.” Some say that the end of his public life comes out of concern for his safety and the safety of his family after years of intensifying death threats.
As for Boris, his downfall comes from a turn of events more reminiscent of Game of Thrones. Continue reading “The Life and Death of a Public Servant”