letters In Brief

Sir: Amy Jones (Fashion, 12 May) may find that wellies are pretty hard to fashion with a pair of scissors. The latter may, however, be usefully employed in cutting out cardboard insoles, which not only aid insulation from cold at rock festivals but can be a great advantage in identifying your own pair in a case of morning-after muddle.

Mr I J KEMENY

Hinckley, Leicestershire

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.

LOUIS THEROUX

London W10

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?

Earl RUSSELL

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."

COLIN STANDFIELD

London W7

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