I was also puzzled by Gill Turner’s assertion that I suggested men are more prone to criticise others than are women, so re-read my letter carefully. Nowhere do I give the slightest hint of believing this. I agree that my choice of word could have been better, since “enticements” can suggest dishonourable intentions as well as a wish to arouse hope in others by one’s promises.
I would suggest, however, that acceptance or otherwise of the right to criticise Alex Salmond, or any other politician, is not related to gender, but to political allegiance.
Broughty Ferry, Dundee