Poley Coley - aka your columist Julian Cole - is just a bully and name-calling is so childish don't you think, when he refers to Mrs Thatcher as Mrs Hacksaw? (November 23).

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion - I disagree with what you say but will defend to the death etc - but to attack someone who can't hit back proclaims the writer to be a bully.

Reasoned argument, on the other hand, is quite acceptable.

A G Reeson,

Huntington Road,


...after reading the vitriolic rantings of your columnist Julian Cole in tonight's Evening Press, how I wish we could have a right-wing government led by Lady Thatcher.

That would hopefully silence Mr Cole, for ever.

David Quarrie,