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