February 6, 2007

Her Majesty The Queen
Buckingham Palace
London, England SW1A 1AA

Your Majesty:

I am writing on behalf of Ohio Citizen Action, a 32-year old public interest organization with 100,000 dues-paying members.

This letter serves as a caution that you may soon face a problem similar to that encountered by your grandfather in 1922.

As described at length in the enclosed letter, the current cash-for-honours scandal finds a close parallel in the dealings between Lloyd George and the notorious South Africa mine-owner Joseph Robinson.

If Prime Minister Tony Blair puts forward the name of Lakshmi Mittal for a seat in the House of Lords, we hope that the House of Lords Appointments Commission will protect you from the necessity of intervention.

Sincerely yours,

Sandy Buchanan
Executive Director
(216) 861-5200

Enclosures:
Sandy Buchanan letter to Lord Stevenson of Coddenham, CBE, Chairman, House of Lords Appointments Commission, February 6, 2007
Citizens Audit of Mittal Steel (161 KB pdf), January 3, 2007