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Sir: The recent troubles with the Jubilee Line extension have underlined the folly of siting the Millennium Dome on an inaccessible peninsula in a remote corner of the country, when a ready-made site with excellent transport links was already available at the nation's most central location at the National Exhibition Centre. Is it too much to hope that our rulers will consider the interests of the majority when planning the next national project?

SAM BOOTE

Nottingham

Sir: In a letter to the editor (24 November), 19 bishops write 89 lines and not once mention the power of prayer.

HOLLY MURPHY

Taunton, Somerset

Sir: William Hague appears to have finally found an identity: protector of hereditary peers and brutal dictators. Perhaps he should stick with anonymity.

TIM CROSSLAND

Romsey, Hampshire

Sir: It is a great pity that the essentially undemocratic nature of a closed list system for electing MEPs should be obscured by the reform of the even more undemocratic House of Lords.

In a closed list system we could not elect a Martin Bell MEP. Why should even the faint chance of electing independent members be blotted out?

MICHAEL COOPER

Hedgerley,

Buckinghamshire

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