Letter: Tough political act to follow

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The Independent Online
YOUR feature on Virginia Bottomley 'Ginny knows best' (Review, 27 February) lacked only the comparative dimension. Who are the most beleaguered ministers in this Cabinet? Virginia Bottomley, John Patten and Michael Howard. What have these three got in common? They have all succeeded Kenneth Clarke. Put the saddle on the right horse.

Earl Russell

House of Lords