letters In Brief
Friday 14 May 1999
Mr I J KEMENY
Sir: A small correction regarding the article "Shooting fish in a barrel" (11 May): I never said my television show Weird Christmas was "a failure". I think I said that it was morally unjustifiable; but as morally unjustifiable shows go, I consider Weird Christmas a great success.
Sir: William Hague has now committed himself to tax incentives for marriage. If marriage is so good a state, why does he think that people need to be bribed with tax incentives to enter it? What sort of marriages does he believe such transactions will produce?
House of Lords
Sir: After reading Jack Straw's entertaining shimmying (You ask the questions, 12 May), I think I can characterise him in six words: "No dope smoked, cannot add up."
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