IF CLLR James Airey claims Tim Farron's appointment as the Lib Dems' farming spokesman is an "irrelevant position from an irrelevant party", surely the report is irrelevant in any event? (Gazette, January 9, 'Airey blasts Lib Dem party.)

Which begs the question, why was it published in the first place?

All I can say is, if every other MP had Tim Farron’s qualities the UK would be a much happier place and more successful whether inside or outside the EU.

V Mark Phillips