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Vote for the `dreadful' man

Sir: In response to your headline on the letters page "Public transport builds community spirit" (11 February), there is little opportunity for this on Leicestershire buses, where every downstairs seat has television piped to it. There is only one television, but the sound is relayed to all seats via an individual loudspeaker that cannot be turned off.

Passengers - including myself - have protested about this, but as the compulsory viewing (which includes advertising) represents additional income for the bus company, the protests are unheeded.

Is this a subversive plot to drive us all back into our cars?

Yours sincerely,



11 February