Letter: Humbug? No, just democracy

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Sir: Seeking to change the world does not entail acting as if you had already done so.

MPs ought to be dedicated to democracy, so there is nothing inconsistent or "odd', as David Winnick, MP, seems to suppose (report, 23 July) in MPs voting against a pay increase, but then accepting it when outvoted.

Tony Blair is publicly engaged in combating "crime and the causes of crime", but no one accuses him of humbug if he locks his car after parking.

Why then, is Harriet Harman under attack?

ROGER LAKE

York

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