Letter: Last straw for a nation in crisis

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The Independent Online
Sir: Dear, oh dear. Here we are at a time of crisis three years from the Millennium, or is it four years? We are suffering from the malignant force of the comet Hale-Bopp and finally up to our necks into the sleaze and tedium of a lengthy general election campaign and what does Paul McCann do? He fails the entire nation ("Why Britain (and Anna Ford) is swearing by the Grundys", 2 April).

It was Grace Archer, Phil Archer's first wife, not the matriarch Doris Archer who died in a stable fire in 1955 to divert the nation from the launch of ITV. Doris Archer lived on for many years and died only fairly recently.