Sir: I'm touched by Magnus Mills's concern at seeing me hatless and freezing in Moscow ("Dear Angus Roxburgh", 8 December). Perhaps he could make his feelings known to BBC management, for it is they who insist their correspondents must not wear hats. They think it undermines our authority. The increased medical bills for our constant colds, flu and rheumatism don't seem to bother them at all. Incidentally, I do occasionally wear one when it reaches, say, 30-40 degrees below, but whip it off just before appearing on camera.
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