Letter: Tim Yeo's downfall: exercise of confused standards by the Government

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Sir: In view of the recent debacle over Tim Yeo, perhaps John Major's government might consider in going back to basics one of the analects of the Chinese philosopher Confucius, who wrote some 2,000 years ago:

If you control the people by government acts and keep them in line with law and order, they will refrain from doing wrong, but they will not have a sense of honour or wrong. But if you lead them through virtue and regulate them by laws of propriety, then they will have a sense of shame and will attain goodness.

Yours faithfully,


Deal, Kent