Letter: Write to the editor, they said

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The Independent Online
The practice of getting supporters to write to Letters pages is more widespread than is realised ("Tories to bombard newspapers with bogus letters from readers", 15 December). Charities submit mock correspondence to subscribers, who only have to sign and post the letter in an envelope. What matters is that the views expressed are sincerely held, whoever puts the wording together. And when parliamentarians employ speech writers, we should not be unduly critical of those who merely have letters written for them.

Tim Mickleburgh

Grimsby, Lincolnshire