CORRECTING THEIR MISTAKES
Ron Goldstein ( Letters, May 23) should not rely on the internet for his law reports, unless he goes to the specialised sources.
The seven-year jail sentence plus an ASBO requiring the man to “seek permission before entering anybody’s home” was not given to the normal burglar, nor so phrased, but to someone who rang the doorbell and persuaded plausible owners to allow him to enter, in the course of which visits items were taken. In fact, the condition was, upon release, for two years “not to ring the bell of anyone other than a close relative”.
Yet again not one of your correspondents poses any answer whatsoever to my point about the ethics of having betrayed the confidences of one’s colleagues within such a short period as one year. Barrington Black London NW3
While bowing to the truth of “two Jews, three opinions”, I would like to point out for the record that I never said that a “Jewish backlash made a significant contribution to [Ken’s] loss of office” (Geoffrey Alderman, May 16). Nor, indeed, had I said it, would it have been true. Nicky Gavron London N6