The ‘Have your Say’ page on Saturday, October 26, focussed on aspects of our broken system of politics.

One letter illustrated how lying by politicians and plutocrats is rewarded; the other illustrated how most people’s votes are ineffective.

However hard people campaign on issues such as climate change and inequality, our system ensures that it is the short term interests of the elite that are served.

A written constitution could do much to address this.

Those who point to the US system ignore that Americans are stuck with the same lousy voting system that we have.

Constitutional reform should be a major issue in the forthcoming general election.

David Smith