Leave Peston alone

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ONCE AGAIN Keith Newbery has vented his spleen on a most undeserving public figure.

Robert Peston is not only well-informed, but he puts his case in a clear and simple manner. However, that is not the whole story. His slightly strange vocal presentation is due to a speech impediment from childhood which left him with a severe stutter. Over the years he has managed to overcome his disability through sheer guts and determination. He is, in short, a very brave man.

For Keith Newbery to insult his voice as he did in the Observer is a disgrace and he should apologise. Perhaps your ex-editor should take more care to know what he is talking about before sounding off.

R Simmons

Flansham Park, Felpham