Following your excellent coverage, may I express my extreme dismay at the axing of Peter Ainsworth from the Shadow Cabinet? The Tories must be going loopy.

The fine, long-suffering county of Surrey is a Conservative stronghold. Our MP has one of the highest majorities in the country, he cares about his constituents, he has real integrity and abundant experience.

He is highly respected. How many politicians at Westminster fit that description?

Now we have the grinning Mr Clarke, besotted with his mistress, Lady Europe.

This sceptered isle is fed up with nest-feathering politicians, the EEC, political correctness and ineptitude.

Peter Ainsworth's commitment keeps us sane. My case rests.

Alan Tracey, Langshott, Horley.