Readers respond to Jonathan Freedland’s article on how Boris Johnson is rigging the system and trampling over democratic norms
Jonathan Freedland has probably written his most important opinion piece (In plain sight, Boris Johnson is rigging the system to stay in power, 1 October). The Tories are morphing into an explicitly neo-fascist party, encouraged by a sympathetic press and a supine BBC. Boris Johnson has purged more moderate Tories on the anvil of Brexit. Our pseudo-democratic first-past-the-post voting system has gifted Johnson an electoral dictatorship. The norms and values of our antiquated unwritten constitution are about to be butchered.
We cannot wait for Keir Starmer’s long march back to electability. This political emergency requires a radical response. Progressive parties need to form an electoral alliance to reverse this threat to our democracy. All progressives can rally around an agenda to create a modern constitution with regional devolution and proportional representation at its heart, protected by a constitutional court.