Sebastian Payne suggests “Westminster must learn to love boring politics again” (Opinion, November 4). He’s 180 degrees wrong.
Certainly we need to end the psychodrama, the chaos, the displays of naked personal ambition, and perhaps laughing at Matt Hancock’s reality television debut in this dark winter is essential light relief.
But what we do need is inspiration, leadership and practical proposals to change this broken, failed system — the undemocratic, dysfunctional constitution that has been arrived at by centuries of historical accident, the economic system built around servicing the tenth of the economy that is the London-focused financial sector while milking the remaining 90 per cent of the real economy.
Business-as-usual with less chaotic administration will not solve any of our myriad problems.
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle
House of Lords, London SW1, UK