Mo Mowlam | Gillian Ayres | Felicity Cloake | Bridge puzzle
In 1998 Mo Mowlam (My stepmother Mo helped to achieve peace, 13 April) was made an honorary freeman of the City of Sheffield, not only in recognition of who she was and of her political career, but particularly for her role in helping to secure peace in Northern Ireland. Doing the same for Tony Blair wasn’t even considered.
Dr Sylvia Dunkley
(Former Sheffield city councillor), Sheffield
• I was moved to tears reading the article by Henrietta Norton about Mo Mowlam. Where are the politicians today with her kindness, empathy and honesty? The PM and home secretary are traitors to our sex, especially in the way they are treating black people who have lived and worked here all their lives. There are many wonderful women in the Labour party. Vote them in.
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
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