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SO NEAL Ascherson ('An open democracy should still have its secrets', 28 June) believes it is wrong to worry about freemasonry because 'the end product of this sort of ganging-up is not some ominous secret power seizure, but spreading mediocrity and incompetence'.

Well, if it's only 'spreading mediocrity and incompetence' we have to worry about then that's all right, isn't it?

Robert A Bickers, London N19