Letter: Briefly

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The Independent Online
I BELIEVE Lord Tebbit, far from making a racialist slur with his epithet 'tar baby' (Letters, 21 February), is actually making a point about Britain becoming stuck in its ditherings over Maastricht. The term comes from the story of Brer Rabbit and the Tar-Baby by Joel Chandler Harris.

Jeff Meddle, West Sussex

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