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LETTER: Keeping the heat under his hat

From Mr Owen Surridge

Sir: Subterfuge is part of the armoury of every foreign correspondent, as I am sure Angus Roxburgh, the BBC's Moscow resident, is aware (Letters; "Hats off to the BBC's heads", 13 December).

It is no good railing at his masters' bare-heads edict, cocooned as they are in centrally heated offices. What he needs is a wig, preferably made of fur of the same colour as his hair.

Obey the letter of the law, Mr Roxburgh, and keep the spirit under your "hat".

Yours warmly,

Owen Surridge

London, NW5

14 December