Letter: A worse scandal than adultery

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Sir: Am I alone in finding it incredible that Government ministers are no longer sacked by the Prime

Minister but by their constituency


In so far as I am concerned, John Major deserves no credit for his refusal to make public his own views, nor for not having been the one who actually told Tim Yeo to go. Rather he has shown himself to be a man of straw leaving a colleague dangling while he waited to see which way the wind blew. As Lady Bracknell might have said: 'To lose one Minister (in this way), Mr Major, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two looks like carelessness.'

Yours faithfully,


Hillingdon, Middlesex

6 January