'A MODEST PROPOSAL'

The Times – 21 October 1985

So the Greater London Council wants its "nuclear-free zone" signs "specially treated to prevent graffiti" (Diary, October 16).

Surely, if the GLC had any confidence in its own defensive prescriptions, it would simply declare the Metropolis to be a "graffiti-free zone" – and thus save ratepayers the cost of the Teflon coating?

Dr JULIAN LEWIS
The Athenaeum
London SW1