Supporters of the Voice struggle to come to terms with democracy
I’ve written this post after the news this morning that Julian Leeser has resigned from the Liberals’ frontbench to campaign for a Yes vote at the Voice referendum. I know Julian and I provided him a reference when he won Liberal Party preselection for the federal seat of Berowra in Sydney in 2016. As he said announcing his resignation, ‘people of goodwill can disagree’ on the Voice and he’s done the honorable thing by resigning from shadow cabinet.
At his press conference today Julian said ‘no great nation has ever been built by dividing it’ – which he believes a successful No vote will do. Many others, including me, would argue a Yes vote will do precisely what he hopes to avoid.