AFTER days of silence, Patricia Hewitt eventually apologised for how in the 1970s the Council for Civil Liberties allowed itself to be linked to a paedophile organisation seeking to lower the age of consent to ten and to legalise incest.

We still await an apology from Labour’s deputy leader, Harriet Harman, over her role in this affair. Her position is increasingly untenable, but what is even more bewildering is the backing she has received from Labour leader Ed Miliband.

Colin Henson, Ullswater, York.