LETTER : Brilliant and odious Bywater

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How Michael Bywater's daughter approaches her Latin homework is not an issue. Rather we should consider how she might interpret her father's vulgarity, paraded in a Sunday newspaper by way of entertainment.

The death of the headmaster Philip Lawrence obliges us to re-examine the complacency of our moral attitudes, and its effect upon the young. Mr Bywater's article was an odious illustration of this moral complacency

Clive Fairweather

Totnes, Devon