Letter: Suitable words for Patten's fiasco

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Sir: Am I the only teacher whose glee on reading of John Patten's latest fiasco and his subsequent repentance ('Patten admits 'Nuttergate' libel', 24 June) was tempered by a fervent wish that his statement to the High Court had read:

Mr Patten accepted that his reforms were false and without any justification whatsoever. He deeply regretted making them and withdrew them unreservedly.

Yours faithfully,

J. P. WEST

Romsey, Hampshire

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