Letter: In Brief

Sir: Your leading article of 29 August suggest that the political role of the Crown could be exercised by the Speaker of the House of Commons. Even in recent years the Speaker has been accused, however unjustifiably, of bias towards the party to which he or she once belonged. The Swedes have already vested more power in the Speaker of the Riksdag. The role has become politicised. There is much to be said for the referee never having been a member of either team.

DONALD FOREMAN

Secretary

The Constitutional Monarchy Association

London E4

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