Letter: An awful lot of coffee mornings

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The Independent Online
Sir: The chairman of the Conservative Party, Sir Norman Fowler, has announced debts of pounds 19m (1 October). Should any organisation that depends upon coffee morning receipts, fetes, garden parties, corporate and private contributions and mysterious foreign sources be allowed to incur such enormous financial burdens? Surely it is at great risk from undue influences from both its creditors and would- be contributors.

A company with such deficits would be an easy takeover - if, under the present government's regulations, it were allowed to continue trading. Perhaps the Tories should call in the administrators to sort out the debris.

Yours faithfully,




1 October