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Self's prejudices blind him to truth about MI6

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Why does Will Self continously promote the falsehood, most recently in the London Evening Standard (AJ 25.7.02), that MI6 was a 'speculative office building (currently being tenanted by MI6)'?

This is just not true - it was a purpose-designed headquarters with full briefing from the government from building inception to fully finished completion. (It is therefore self-evident that MI6 is in no way a tenant - it is a 100 per cent government-owned building. ) So why does Self insist on re-emphasising this oddly offbeam distortion?

Could it be that his prejudices have got the better of him and his judgement on the matter of the architecture and its occupants are just blinkered? How else could he have got the facts so wrong?

Terry Farrell, London NW8

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