Polly Toynbee's point ("A glimpse at the dark heart of Toryism", 6 March) about "political correctness" - by any standards a slippery concept - is nicely made. It has indeed become the ideal sop for right-wing commentators, used to fend off on any demand for intellectual exertion. With Evans in mind, is "political correctness" not just the politically correct term for civility and good-manners ?
I have no doubt that we shall hear more boorish and inflammatory outbursts in the coming campaign; but think twice before labelling them ill-judged or naive.
Dr NANU GREWAL
Oriel College, OxfordReuse content