Call to define Englishness’

I WRITE in consternation. I find it hard to believe that a newspaper such as yours would choose to publish such an overtly racist letter as Cyril Wise s (June 13). I challenge Mr Wise to define fully this English that he holds so dear. May I also take t

I WRITE in consternation. I find it hard to believe that a newspaper such as yours would choose to publish such an overtly racist letter as Cyril Wise's (June 13). I challenge Mr Wise to define fully this 'English' that he holds so dear.

May I also take this opportunity to remind him and other bigots of his kind of the words of Oscar Wilde that 'patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel'.

TIMOTHY ELDER, St Audrey Lane, St Ives