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

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Sir: Virginia Bottomley's defence of Tim Yeo's dual standards with regard to what one says and what one actually believes reveals that she is as much of a hypocrite as he is ('Yeo comes out fighting: No 10 is silent', 5 January). If, as she says, 'The Kellogg's cornflake family of mum and dad and two kids - it isn't everyone's family', why does she run the NHS and Care in the Community as if it was?

The Kellogg's family with its limited requirements for psychological support or even reasonably prompt treatment at its local casualty department is clearly the model family for which Mrs Bottomley has designed the Care in the Community programme and the planned reduction of casualty services.

Yours faithfully,


London, W12

5 January