In response to Robert Firth's letter which suggests that an article in the AJ (AJ 7.2.02) hints at an attack by me on the staff of the RIBA - nothing could be further from the truth.
The article was carefully worded to avoid such a position;
it talks about the 'RIBA's more quirky aims', but it does not mention the staff who are taking their cue, as servants of us all.
The staff have been remarkably hospitable to me in the campaign - and helpful. They initiated links to my website to help me out.Was I criticising the service we get from Clients Services on the basis of how it works at present? You bet! It's up to the board, senior staff members and council to sort this out once and for all. Especially in view of the pressure the profession is presently under.
David Thorp, Birmingham