Letter: Gazza: the moral

Sir: Three events in recent days have filled me with joy. First you reported that Damien Hirst was old hat; then that one of the Spice Girls had quit; and finally that Gazza has been dropped from England's World Cup team. Is this the beginning of the end of Laddism (and Girl Power)? Could there be a backlash emerging against dumbing down and the encouragement of yob culture we have suffered since Thatcherism and now with Blairism?