Letter: Shakespeare understood Tory values

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The Independent Online
THOSE WHO would claim Shakespeare for the Conservatives ('Was Shakespeare a Tory?', 3 January) should tread warily. Lord Lawson cites Coriolanus as espousing 'the Roman virtues, the Tory virtues'. Readers will recall that having been abandoned by his party and dismissed by the state, Coriolanus allies himself with Rome's greatest enemies and attempts to burn the city to the ground.

Thomas Healy

London SE23

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