Apologies to Mickey Mouse

At the risk of becoming tedious, I should set the record straight on what Ruth Lea said about Europe in a radio discussion last year (Letters, 19 February). She did not use the words "Mickey Mouse" and "tinpot" (my caveat in my original letter that I was recalling "from memory" did not survive the sub-editor's pen) in relation to Europe; her epithets were "Noddy" and "Toyland".

She said she did not feel European at all, and responded to the Union Jack rather than to the "Noddy and Toyland blue flag with stars on it". She said she felt British first, English second, "and way, way, way down the list European".

Baroness (Sarah) Ludford
London N1