Letter: Unsleeping ministers

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Unsleeping ministers

Sir: I hope the reforming zeal of the new administration stretches to changing the procedures for transferring power from one party to the next. It is ridiculous that men and women who are exhausted after a gruelling six-week election campaign are taking over as ministers without time for proper rest and recuperation.

Anyone who has read the diaries and biographies of senior politicians will know that they will have to digest huge amounts of information and make very big decisions in the next few days. It would be far better if there was a week between election day and the take-over of the new ministers in order to allow them to rest before they take up the biggest jobs of their lives and start to make huge decisions that affect all our lives.


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