Letter: V for vengeance and vandalism

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The Independent Online
THE ESSENCE of William Leith's column ('The V without victory', Review, 4 April) is that he sees something he wants, but which someone else gets (in this case a parking place). This brings Mr Leith to a paroxysm of rage, which demands that he inflict mental pain on the other person and, when that fails, consider vandalising the other's property.

I wonder if, when Mr Leith finds his car vandalised, he will realise that the person responsible was experiencing exactly the same feelings as he. If they are the 'norm' for a supposedly responsible journalist, what hope is there for teenage twoccers?

P D Somerville

High Wycombe, Bucks

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