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Fret bored


Your editorial last week fretted over the enormous apathy of members to crucial decisions affecting their future - in this case the proposed merger of ICE and IMechE.

If this is managed correctly it could provide a platform for real and profound change in the way that the engineering profession exercises political influence and how the needs of its members are properly served.

Evidence of the apathy is clear from two of the letters you published the same week.

Both contained whining complaints about matters of complete irrelevance - one on the opening hours of the Brasserie and the other about the size and form of the logo on the ICE credit card.

For as long as our members keep themselves occupied with such trivia, the Institution will never rise to the challenges it faces. Shame on those members who concern themselves with these irrelevances and shame on you for continuing to publish them.

David Miller (M), 18 Barn Close , Cumnor Hill, Oxford OX2 9JP

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