"The ancient titles of 'Sir', 'Dame', 'Lord' and 'Lady' could be scrapped in a sweeping reform of the honours system, MPs suggested today".
I'm sure we could live without them, but why is this government obsessed by modernising and tweaking the constitution?
If it was the result of a comprehensive review and recommendation of how to fix something broken then fair enough. But these half cocked piecemeal changes seemed to be driven only by a hatred of old things and a desire to be new.
I am convinced that societies and laws evolve their strength in Darwinian ways. And things that are old may appear illogical but their survival is the proof that they work. So tinker at your peril.
And besides I don't want to live in a gleaming stainless steel modern house designed by My Lord Rogers - give me the security of a old Castle that has proven its strength over many years.