Letter: Citizen Alan

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The Independent Online
Alan Watkins points out that Labour's massive parliamentary majority is unhealthy and that the only effective opposition is provided by "old lags" like himself (8 June).

He is right. Tony Blair is not interested in electoral reform. His hand will be forced only after the next general election when he has to rely on the Liberal Democrats to keep him in power. In the meantime, Alan Watkins et al will have to keep reminding the Labour Cabinet that this is 1990s Britain and not pre-war Germany.

Michael P Ward

Stockport, Cheshire