Letter: Bearded revolutionaries

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YOUR LEADING article (3 April) is quite right to argue that laser technology will not get rid of people's desire to have beards. You are quite wrong to suggest that this is simply a matter of fashion.

There is a fierce battle of class and politics going in this country between clean-shaven revisionists such as Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson, who are continuing their contest as to who can appear the most clean-shaven and those with beards, such as Frank Dobson and Jeremy Corbyn, who stand by the hirsute socialism of Keir Hardie, Marx and Engels.

KEITH FLETT

General Secretary

Beard Liberation Front

London N17

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