Letter: Yobbish neighbours

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Letter: Yobbish neighboursSir: Ken Livingstone's robust declaration for the right of people not to be disturbed by noisy, inconsiderate neighbours was entertaining and cathartic and, dare I say, vote-winning. But it was the last sentence that crowned it for me.

It is all so obvious when you think about it. If only landlords were suddenly to stop being so greedy and lower their rents, then all these Antipodeans, student nurses and garden vomiters would of course immediately mend their antisocial ways, cut out all-night parties and opt instead for nice cups of Ovaltine over hot scrabble boards with seemly conversation before bed and lights out by 10 o' clock. And we could all sleep peacefully in our beds. Nice one, Ken!

ALASTAIR BANTON

London W6

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