Please don't save M&S

Marks & Spencer ("My mum could have saved M&S", 5 February) is part of Britain's "heritage" we can cheerfully do without. For many years, Marks & Spencer gave large sums to the Conservative Party, only stopping when it reached its present dire straits.

Simon Gardner
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

This article first appeared in the 12 February 2001 issue of the New Statesman, Exclusive: how Labour could lose