An interesting and entertaining article in the Estates Gazette highlights that Magna Carta forms the basis for the establishment of secure property rights in this country. Meanwhile, on the BBC Radio 4 programme Point of View, Prof Roger Scruton, philosopher, considers the underlying institutions needed for democracy, human rights and freedom to exist in a country, and indeed property right feature as essential.
If Scruton is correct, the Magna Carta can be seen as a significant foundation of not just personal freedom but also for freedom and human rights.
Do you agree?
For the Estates Gazette articls, click here – Magna Carta
And here is Roger Scruton’s 10 minute broadcast: