Dr A J Brimicombe
Crawley, West Sussex
l IN Nelson Mandela's interview ("People must be patient", 7 May) he gave a long catalogue of the tasks confronting him in the restructuring of South Africa. But he omitted the most glaring problem - population growth.
l YOUR profile of Christine Hancock ("Steady as she goes", 14 May) is a bit hard on the demon Redwood. He also, like Mr Waldegrave, is a fellow of All Souls and, as such, surely qualifies as an intellectual in this Cabinet.
T F H Hudson
l IF BRITAIN goes down the troubled road of allowing homosexuals in the armed forces, it will be inviting a litany of problems. It would not be so much an act of liberty as an abuse of it.
The social discipline and human behaviour required for such an integration simply would not work and this country would be well advised to adopt Italy's policy of a total ban, no matter what the liberal criticism it will attract here and in Europe.