Letter: Britain at its best and worst for Diana

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Britain at its best and worst for Diana

Sir: On the streets of Britain for all of last week we were witnesses to a moral rebirth and a beautiful cleansing, where decency, patience, good humour and tolerance were reasserted.

Can this be the same Britain whose viperous spivs kick a schoolboy to death on a London street just because he is black, and whose soccer followers frequently disgrace a great nation ?

The classless Britain that was so evident on the streets last week was so different: we saw a nation happy to be decent and unashamed of its grief - a nation of which Diana would have been proud.

Britain, take a bow.

PADDY FARREN

Burtonport, Co Donegal

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