Your commentator David Jessop may be a good political analyst, but he is not a very good historian. His claim in the Nov. 3 edition that Rishi Sunak, at 42, is “Britain’s youngest ever prime minister” is incorrect.

This achievement belongs to William Pitt the Younger, who became prime minister at the age of 24 and was in office twice — the first time from 1783 to 1801 and the second time from 1804 to 1806. He died very young at the age of 42, worn out by the cares of office. Let us hope the same fate does not befall Mr. Sunak.

I very much doubt if that record will ever be broken, but you never know.