Letter: Censorship in the Milligan coverage

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Sir: At a time when no details, no analysis, no explanations of autoerotic strangulation - and not even any appreciation from his broadcasting colleagues - are available from the BBC, thank you for providing responsible news coverage of Stephen Milligan's death.

The BBC could at least have acknowledged the coy self-censorship that brushed its former European correspondent under the carpet (a trick worthy of Sir Norman Fowler); instead, its embarrassment will generate further misunderstanding of this sad affair, and obscure the politician and journalist who seems to have been a man of intelligence and humanity.

What we need is more understanding, less fudge.

Yours sincerely

LINDA SONNTAG

Hove, East Sussex

9 February

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