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Laurens Otter, Wellington

I am puzzled by Pete Laurman’s letter (‘Mightier than the demo’, PN 2557). Does he really think MPs bother to read letters from us hoi polloi? (Especially when many are sent as part of a campaign?) 

Or is his suggestion that we so fill the Westminster waste-paper baskets that there are insufficient dustcarts in London to clear them?

I can see that the latter possibility might have a use (though the necessary tree devastation would be worrying) but think that, on the whole, William Morris’s implied suggestion — ‘The Westminster Dunghouse’ — would appear more effective as well as greener.