Prime Ministerial congratulations

Many congratulations on the publication of your 250th letter to The Times—extending your record of the largest number of contributions to their letters page in its long and distinguished history.

This is a remarkable record and one which I imagine is unlikely to be beaten any time soon. I was delighted to learn that we both feature in the recent ‘Great Letters’ book published by The Times—even though, in your case, they had many more from which to choose!

Congratulations again—and I look forward to reading many more of your letters in the future.

Yours ever