Letter: One in the eye

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Sir: I rejoiced with the rest of the nation last week watching the Queen Mother return home safely after her cataract operation. However, on the day she returned to Clarence House, my wife's 83-year-old grandmother had her cataract operation postponed for the second time as the surgeon was "unavailable".

In retrospect, I wonder whether the headlines and extensive TV coverage were celebrating the Queen Mother's recovery or merely the fact that for once an OAP managed to get her operation done on schedule.

Yours faithfully,

Jack Liebeskind



22 July