Sir – Can I suggest that, if Jack Straw desires a written constitution for the EU (report, Aug 27), he contact our American cousins?
They have a simple, logical document that has worked well for the past 214 years or so. They also have that period of case law from the Supreme Court that sorts out the various details and conflicts. And their method of governing much of a continent does seem to provide a vibrant, wealthy society. Such issues as subsidiarity are already dealt with.
Why not simply adopt the thing wholesale? After all, if Britain is to have political union with Sweden, why should it not also have it with Minnesota?