Federal approach

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Peter Jones (Perspective, 2 June) joins the growing band of those who think a thorough constitutional review is the best way to seek a solution to present difficulties.

A federal system of some kind would seem to be a likely outcome if the Union is to continue.

If this came to pass I would suggest it would be essential for the federal governing body to represent the various nations and regions, somewhat on the lines of the US Senate.

This body should also be sufficiently small (no larger than the current Cabinet, say) to act in a collegiate manner.

To help bind the Union together the chairman/chief executive/first minister/whatever should be chosen by UK-wide popular vote, like the French and other European presidents.

It’s a bit different from what we have at present, but if we are to get a settlement that will endure for a long time I think we have to be unafraid of a radical approach.

S Beck

Craigleith Drive

Edinburgh

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