Letters In Brief
Tuesday 25 May 1999
Sir: Mary Braid may have visited Marks and Spencer recently, but it's obvious from her article "Cool? It has all the verve and style of a Saga holiday" (19 May) that she hasn't been anywhere near a Saga holiday. People who travel with Saga are far from "fuddy-duddy". If Ms Braid wants to know what a Saga holiday is like these days, I challenge her to come parasailing in Bali or white-water rafting in Borneo. We will make an exception for her youth!
Public Relations Manager
Sir: In his article on the Royal Court's interesting relationship with the Jerwood Foundation (19 May), David Benedict refers to the "usually high" salaries paid to arts organisations' funding development officers. The salaries that such people command are roughly 40 per cent below what their skills would earn outside the arts; for example, in the education or national charity sectors. The fact is that the arts in this country are heavily subsidised by those who work to keep the wheels turning, and this deserves recognition.
PR & Development Manager
European Union Baroque Orchestra
Sir: Karl Marx himself could not have summarised the ethos of free-market capitalism as succinctly as your business page headline "Barclays shares soar as City welcomes job cuts" (21 May).
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