6 NOVEMBER 1999, Page 36

From Mr Charles Glass Sir: In dealing with the new

breed of bouncers who abuse their authority as self- declared 'security consultants', Damien McCrystal might recall the lament of Mus-

solini-era Italians. This was: 'The problem is not the big dictator, but all the little dic- tators.' The dittatorini in this country take their lead from Mrs Thatcher and Mr Blair to impose themselves on us all.

Charles Glass

PO Box 8308, London W11