Letter: Hague clings to the past

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Sir: Workable government may be based on many impossible philosophies, but it cannot be based on refusal to accept that the world is as it is. William Hague ("Euro could create another Bosnia, says Hague", 20 May) has now anchored his party in an age of the sovereign nation state which is as dead as the age of the steam engine. His party is therefore no longer able to supply an alternative government.

This means that any Liberal Democrat decision to go into coalition with Labour would be tantamount to the creation of a one-party state.

Earl RUSSELL

House of Lords

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