13 JANUARY 1996, Page 25

Sir: I do agree with Peter Robinson's 'glim- mer of

hope' (Letters, 6 January) which must have been dashed by Paul Johnson's article in the same issue. However, one can always ignore Mr Johnson's invective, which looks set to continue, so long as there are also articles such as those by Mr Ludovic Kennedy and Mr Robert Hardman (also in the same issue) which are a plea- sure to read. Besides, it depends to some extent on when one's subscription runs out!

P.J. Glover

Lukesland, Diptford, N. Totnes, S. Devon