Letter: Misbehaviour tax

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Sir: A survey shows that the majority of the country thinks Tory politicians are sleazy. At the same time, the Government wants to fine parents for the crimes of their children. Why not combine the two ideas? A constitutent would be fined for the sins committed by his or her MP. Say, pounds 20 per voter for lying about tax rises, rising to pounds 100 for ditching a mistress (per mistress ditched) and pounds 500 for condoning arms sales to Iraq.

It might have an awfully beneficial effect in concentrating voters' minds come election time.

Yours faithfully,

CHARLES HARRIS

London, NW3

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