It's said that some people would have preferred Emily's List to be "Sylvia's List" in Britain, after Sylvia Pankhurst, but that Barbara Follett, with all her other pearls of wisdom for New Labour, couldn't come up with a suitable acronym. May I suggest one or two which might be appropriate? Socialism, Yonder Little Village in Alsace or Socialists, You Lot? Very Improbable Actually or Spend Your Life Validating Islington's Anthony.

Anne Thomas Croydon, Surrey