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Letter : The kick inside

From Mr Paul Lakin

Sir: Surely the Sunday Times shoots itself in the foot (sorry!) when it claims that, while operating as a KGB agent, the former leader of the Labour Party went by the codename Boot. Boot is, of course, the hero in Evelyn Waugh's Scoop - a book dedicated to that creative approach to the truth which has long been a trademark of successful journalism.

Yours faithfully,


London, SW2