Letter: When the people take power

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Sir: People power is certainly not mob rule. It is what you get when a sufficient number of people feel that institutions which they thought were there to represent them and articulate their wishes are not responding, and maybe not even listening.

Like Peter Everall (letter, 10 September), I also thought we lived in a parliamentary democracy, but public interest in the role and reform of the monarchy did not spring suddenly on to the public stage for the first time at the beginning of last week; and with the honourable exception of a few MPs, Parliament's interest in the subject has been just about nil in recent years.

LEONARD BOYES

Polegate,

East Sussex

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