Car crime

How refreshing to read of the steadfastness shown by Major Duncan in standing up to shopkeepers and others ("Fiscal fortitude", 4 March), and his ways of dealing with their unjustified price increases. I thrilled to learn of someone with "the very embodiment of Empire values" and having "economic foresight" as well. Here, at last, was the hero I had been seeking for a long, long time. But how my excitement was short-lived. There it was in black and white, his old car, far from being an ancient Morris Minor or even an Allegro, was a Daihatsu. One minute a hero, the next a villain.

raymond burgess