Letter: Boiled sweets for adults only

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The Independent Online
HOW INTERESTING to read that Alan Watkins agrees with Julian Critchley's opinion that the only safe pleasure for a Conservative MP is a bag of boiled sweets ('When a Tory is allowed adultery', 20 February).

In view of the Commons vote on Monday evening on the age of consent, this observation must needs be qualified. Boiled sweets will only remain a 'safe pleasure' as long as they are not proffered to young men under the age of 18.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry at this inanity.

P Damian Entwistle

Nelson, Lancs