Letter: Peers and pageantry

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The Independent Culture
Sir: The answer to the questions posed by your leading article, "Modern democracy does not need this royal performance", is simple. Sell the crown jewels to the Americans and build several hospitals. Open the palaces to the homeless. Get Wills and Harry places on YTS schemes.

Will anybody who thinks that that is silly, in terms of costs and benefits, please tell me why?


Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire