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Posh down south 5th October 2006 Why is it so widely regarded as acceptable to insult southerners as a group, and, what’s more, to refer to them all as posh? (Siôn Simon, October) Who does he think drives the buses in London, collects the rubbish and generally smoothes his daily path when he is working down there? I’ve lived in the north for nearly 30 years now, and this casual bigotry still makes me angry. Winifred Ashmore Mossley, Lancashire Muslim chauvinism 13th September 2006

Peter Bergen’s account of the causes of 9/11 (September) is convincing as far as it goes,…

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