Dr Dafydd Mills Daniel on BBC Radio 3: The mob as a political entity

Dr Dafydd Daniel

In this opinion piece for BBC Radio 3, Dr Dafydd Mills Daniel discusses the mob as a political entity with reference to the eighteenth-century politician, John Wilkes, and the Massacre of St George's Fields on the 10 May 1768.

In drawing connections between radical politics and the struggle for political reform in England and the American Revolution, Dafydd reflects on the difference between ‘freedom from the law’ and ‘freedom under the law’, and argues that, if respect for the law is a ‘British value’, it is one which assumes that law has a moral purpose.