17 MAY 2003, Page 38

Swedish who?

From Mr Peter Fluck Sir: In his review of David Frum's book (Books, 3 May) on the Bush presidency, George Osborne lets slip that he shares Dubya's delusion that there is such a person as 'the Swedish President'. That a US president should be so ill informed perhaps says something about Sweden's present standing in the world. For a British MP to display ignorance about one of our EU partners is just a little more disquieting. Peter Pluck Epsom Downs, Surrey