WHATEVER side of the Brexit debate readers may be on, people have lost sight of what parliamentary democracy means, which is perhaps not surprising in all the circumstances.

Parliament has not undermined democracy and ‘taken control’ – it was always in control but that point was obscured by the fact that a government with a majority controlled parliament. As the electorate has declined to give the Conservative government a majority in Parliament the government cannot exercise that control. The constitutional position is either being wilfully misrepresented or is not understood by not only many of the electorate but also I fear by a number of professional politicians.

Stephen Benson, Knutsford