Letters - Dead wrong

Your Leader (26 January) heaps unjustified calumny on Joe Orton. It was his lover Kenneth Halliwell who, motivated by envy and jealousy, beat Orton to death and then committed suicide, not the other way round.

Margaret Metcalf
via e-mail

This article first appeared in the 02 February 2004 issue of the New Statesman, The Hutton report - How a judge let Blair off