Sir: So, according to Mr S. James of Chaulden (Letters, 22 August), Alison Hargreaves was "lucky", "selfish" and died "on holiday" on K2 while neglecting her family responsibilities - behaviour to be expected of a Thatcher child.
To denigrate a life of magnificent sporting achievement with this crude political association is both callous and grossly ill-informed. Yes, Thatcherism cultivated selfishness and thoughtlessness for others but, please Mr James, take it out on Mrs Thatcher, not Alison Hargreaves.
With heartfelt sympathies for Ms Hargreaves' family,
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