Letter: The only point of standing is to win

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Sir: Lord Campbell (Letters, 3 March) is quite right. The only priority in any election for Parliament now has to be GROT: Get Rid Of Them. The country has had more than enough of this squalid, selfish and incompetent administration. Government is too generous a word.

The only justification for standing as an opposition candidate is a solid conviction, based on evidence not rhetoric, that winning is a real possibility.

For electors of whatever party, tactical voting has to be common sense. It would also be common sense for the two major opposition parties to agree on a package of constitutional reforms, including a change in our current electoral system, but such an agreement may be too much to hope for.

Yours faithfully,


London, N4

6 March