Why not select members of the second house at random from the population, as juries are selected? People who are not prepared to take a year's sabbatical from their jobs to serve their country could be allowed to step down.
We would then have a parliamentary body of people who were not interested in power or political manoeuvring or vote-hunting and could therefore do what is right, not what will best benefit their own political careers.
BEATRICE J PURSER
Milton Keynes, BuckinghamshireReuse content