Depressingly accurate

May 26, 2011

Plaudits to Gary Day for his ungainsayable verdict on the UK ("Love hurts", 19 May). "Was it all to end", asked William Morris, "in a counting-house on the top of a cinder-heap?" Morris would have admired the eloquence of Day's summary, even as he despaired of its truth.

Michael W. Thomas, Stourport, Worcestershire

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