"The basis of democracy is the belief that we were all born equal and that equality must be accepted by those in power. Probably the main lessons are - if you don't keep up the pressure for democratic control ..you lose it. It's 'use it or lose it', and that is something people find hard to understand. There is never a final victory for democracy, it's always a struggle in every generation and you have to take up the cause time and time and time again."