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Sir: The solution to the problem of "torturing" the Prince of Wales (David Aaronovitch, 12 November) is simple. He can abdicate - it's been done - and we can buy a hospital a year from the money saved.


Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire

Sir: So George Robertson, the Defence Secretary, believes that "What people do in their private lives, as long as it doesn't affect others, is a matter for them" ("Brown's gay? So what?", 9 November). Oh yeah? What about the gay forces personnel driven from their careers, solely to indulge the hang-ups of homophobes they had to serve with or under?


Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Sir: Whoever thought up 1 January 2000 for celebration, a year early, of the millennium was not so daft after all ("Pubs offered licence to party like it's 1999", 10 November). With boozing unlimited and everyone pie-eyed, no one will notice, perhaps for weeks, that the computers have failed and everything has stopped. No riots, nothing but a big, contented purr.


Budleigh Salterton, Devon