Letter: Listen to left

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I completely disagree with your editorial ("Tory split is a threat to us all", 2 November). What the split reveals is that the Tory party is increasingly marginal as a significant political force.

Insofar as there is coherent thinking on the centre-right in British politics it is focused on the Blairite group in the Labour Party. The real threat to us all is the refusal of official society, including the media, to take seriously the many who are to the left of New Labour, from the 8,000 who lobbied the Labour Party Conference recently to roads protesters. While you devoted a whole editorial to the Tories you gave, in the some issue, a couple of lines to nationwide protests over student tuition fees. That it seems to me, is the real problem.

Keith Flett

London N17