In response, we received nearly 100 letters. A large majority of these said we were wrong to give the story such prominence. Below, we publish a selection.
AS MADE plain in your editorial, your attack on Cherie Blair is calculated to stir up animus against her in members of the Labour Party, in people of both sexes who have a visceral antipathy to women who lead an active life. It is reminiscent of the campaigns against Glenys Kinnock and Hillary Clinton.
Your attack increases immeasurably our sympathy and respect for Mrs Blair.
Gil Elliot, Anita Elliot London NW1Reuse content