COUN George Barton objects to the use of the term “Tory party” in his letter of January 26.

How strange, as my dictionary defines ‘Tory’ as “a bigoted or extreme Conservative”; and this government has some of the most extreme and pernicious policies in the past 30 years. He should however be relieved to know that the alternative term ‘the nasty party’ is rapidly gaining in popularity.

J Harrison, York.