LETTER:Howarth's accurate assessment

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From Mr Robin Alexander

Sir: I find the description of John Major by Andrew Marr and other commentators as a "decent man" incomprehensible. He is answerable for, inter alia, the vicious jobseeker's allowance, the cut in income support help for mortgage payers and the consequent increase in homelessness, the anti- democratic Criminal Justice Act, the Asylum and Immigration Bill, the sackings of hundreds of teachers, the planned closure of Bart's hospital - the oldest public hospital in the world - and the general wrecking of parts of the NHS. The list of the depravities perpetrated by his ministers for which he must take ultimate responsibility is endless. Some decency.

Yours faithfully,

Robin Alexander

London, WC1

10 October

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