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Letter: Fright at the opera

Sir: The Royal Opera House has been subsidised for many years, in a largely fruitless bid to make it more accessible to a wider public. However, Sir Colin Southgate clearly dislikes the wider public's dress code. Fair enough then, Sir Colin, how about this? No singlets and smelly shorts, no subsidy. Let's see what that will do for the pounds 5m deficit.

Oh, and should I ever go to an Arsenal home game, I must remember to wear black tie. After all, there are standards.


Ilford, Essex