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Embarrassing farce demeans profession

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The riba wanted to get rid of the uncontrollable arcuk. Then it realised protection of title was a good thing so long as it could get rid of those 'unattached'.

Now, even without representatives from the 25 per cent of the profession who are not riba members, the riba cannot control the arb.

Resigning and standing again is hardly the stuff of rebellion, whatever Paul Hyett (aj 17.2.00) may say.

Meanwhile the government, although saying it wants to improve the quality of the built environment, does not consider the architectural profession relevant to the procurement of 40 per cent of the construction industry's turnover.

Just how is the embarrassing farce between the arb and the riba supposed to win respect for architecture, or help to improve the measly public domain that most of us have to live, and work, with.

John Bussy, London SE1

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