Letter: Blame parties for 'silly moos'

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Sir: A few days ago, my 84-year-old mother said she was not going to bother to vote at the general election. Her seven-year-old grandson, Thomas, rounded on her and asked "Have you never heard of the suffragettes?"

When my mother admitted she had, Tom told her: "Those women tied themselves to railings, went to prison and had all sorts of horrible things done to them so that women like you could vote. So you have got to vote!" My mother muttered something about him being right, and changed the subject.

Mrs MARIQUITA BENCH

London SW6

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