26 FEBRUARY 2005, Page 18

Much ado about nothing

From Anthony Famularo

Sir: I was relieved to discover that the ‘Goodbye England’ on the cover of your 19 February issue does not, in fact, refer to alQa’eda detonating a nuclear warhead in Crouch End, but rather to the discontinuation of fox-hunting.

On the other hand, if indeed your country has become so starved of national symbols that some of you equate ‘England’ with the act of bouncing around the countryside chasing a small, frightened animal, perhaps a true calamity or two might serve to shake some of the silliness out of your heads.

Anthony Famularo Toronto, Canada