25 SEPTEMBER 1976, Page 14

A journalist writes

Sir: My old friend Richard Ingrams, whom God preserve from his excruciating enemies, writes: 'I assume that if Jay were really interested in journalism, i.e. in finding out what is going on, [comma supplied] he would be working for a newspaper or even a magazine'. lam.

Peter Jay The Times, Gray's Inn Road, London WC1 PS: Did he not receive my fat contribution to the Goldenballs Fund ?