Letter: Missed points

During the course of more than two hours answering the questions of Andy Beckett, I made points about the security of this country and its moral integrity in the face of evil and hostile regimes ("Lying Low in England", 3 November). These and other important points, about which I held concrete, strongly-felt views, were ignored by the interviewer. Instead, he filled his material with his own preconceived notions and distasteful remarks about my physical appearance. From the start, the author had a clear ideological task and did not want to hear or take note of any arguments that ran counter to his prejudices. This is low journalism.

Oleg Gordievsky

London WC3

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