Letter to The Editor - The ordinary folk of Britain have exposed the sham that modern two-party "democracy" has become
To The Age Peter Hartcher's hostile dismissal of Brexit ("Nothing to be smug about", 9/4) misses the real significance of the 2016 referendum result. The biggest turn-out of voters in British history produced a clear “Leave” majority in defiance of all the meretricious Establishment propaganda for "Remain". 17 million Britons rightly turned their backs on the bureaucratic tyranny of the EU, into which they had been inveigled by acts of deception by politicians in the preceding half century. The Establishment has fought back by dishonouring the people's decision. That and that only is why there is a mess. Far from being a laughing stock, Britain is currently pitied by knowledgeable observers because of the way in which it is being deliberately mired, as a punishment, in constitutional confusion. However, the ordinary folk of Britain have exposed the sham that modern two-party "democracy" has become and this will not be forgotten.
Nigel Jackson, Belgrave, Vic