Letter: Secret of success

Sir: One of the arguments used by republicans is that the institution of monarchy is somehow incompatible with modernity and growth. How strange, then, to see in the World Economics Forum's report on global competitiveness (report, 21 May) that of the 20 most competitive nations 11 are monarchies and another, Hong Kong, is a crown colony.

DONALD FOREMAN

Secretary-General

The Monarchist League

London WC1

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