Letter: Shakespeare understood Tory values

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I WOULD like to express my wholehearted agreement with Lord Lawson's assertion that Coriolanus espoused 'the Tory virtues'. You only have to look at Act 1 Scene 1 to see what the plebs of Rome think of him and his ilk: '(They) make edicts for usury to support usurers . . . and provide more piercing statutes to chain up . . . the poor' - a comment, no doubt, on Tory legislation to free City speculators and tie the hands of trade unions.

J I Stuart

Port St Mary,

Isle of Man