Ration that man

Under a previous Statesman editor there was a profusion of letters from Keith Flett. A change of editor brought welcome relief for some time, but I notice he has crept back in. Are you forced to fill in with Flett because there are no other correspondents? He's even sneaked into the competition page. May I suggest you ration him to two letters a year as what he has to say is hardly worth the valuable space and there must be more intelligent contributions.

Max Bowen
Kinver, West Midlands

This article first appeared in the 18 December 1998 issue of the New Statesman, A time for unadulterated tradition