24 SEPTEMBER 1994, Page 30

Imperfect present

Sir: Sir Charles Powell tells us CA funda- mental incompatibility, 3 September) that Lady Thatcher cast M. Pompidou's present of a globe into obscurity because it called the Falklands the Malvinas. I suspect what it said was Les Maloines, the French name for the Falklands. Was the light bad? Was she paranoid or ignorant? Perhaps all three. Charles Campbell

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