To The Australian There it is, almost hidden away in the twelfth paragraph of Greg Sheridan's piece "The Art of No Deal" (30-31/3): the essential issue at stake in the fight over Brexit. Sheridan notes that a UK choice of a no-deal Brexit, which apparently a majority of its MPs in the House of Commons will not embrace, would "liberate its courts and its life from the dim tyranny of the grossly misnamed European Court of Justice." Unrepresentative and self-interested elites the world over characteristically corrupt the judicial proceedings in their nations to imprison dangerous opponents and stifle effective criticism. Kafka, Koestler, Orwell and Solzhenitsyn in their famous novels all showed this wickedness in action and how difficult it is to get out from under the oppression, once it's in place. The EU has continued this dark tradition. The Conservative Party needs to appoint a clearly pro-Brexit leader and that person needs to call a general election precisely on the Brexit issue. It could function like a second referendum; and how foolish would UK voters be to let go such a golden opportunity of confirming British sovereignty and adherence to traditional freedoms!
Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic