"Irony, one senses, is not Barbara Follett's middle name." You betcha, and your profile of Mrs Follett gave me a very happy ten minutes of mirth on Saturday morning. And the risibility of what she said was matched by the absurdity of her costume - that military jacket with the red velvet cuffs! Those horizontal thick white stripes! That goofy smile! E Jane Dickson is right - no sense of irony at all.

Melanie Green Portsmouth, Hampshire