Sir: I read with interest your reference to the suggestion in court that Sting's A-level in economics should have helped him to have a better understanding of his financial documents ("Sting's adviser jailed for pounds 6m theft from star", 18 October). As Gordon Sumner's former teacher of A-level economics, I would have willingly given evidence to the fact that his course contained no reference to personal finance, concentrating as it did on macroeconomics. However, it provided him with a sound appreciation of the workings of the balance of payments, as his positive contribution to Britain's visible and invisible earnings perhaps gives testimony.
Newcastle upon Tyne
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