Apologise please

IN reply to Councillor Downes (Letters, May 10), no apology is necessary as he used the surname in the body text of his letter (presumably from where the headline writer took his lead). What I said about his action against me can hardly be described as a

IN reply to Councillor Downes (Letters, May 10), no apology is necessary as he used the surname in the body text of his letter (presumably from where the headline writer took his lead).

What I said about his action against me can hardly be described as a rant, as it was less than 20 per cent of the letter. The apology should come from him - for the waste of public money in referring me to the Standards Board without the courtesy of asking me for an explanation first. I had no approach before the reference was made and none since to apologise for being wrong, for wrong he was.

As far as Councillor Giles is concerned, the structural reports were all available to him as a member if he had cared to ask.

The common theme throughout this debate is the distortion of the facts, but since when have Lib Dems ever allowed that to get in the way of their public posturing?

DEREK HOLLEY, (former leader of Huntingdonshire District Council), Huntingdon