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In attributing the £2bn mansion tax to Ed Miliband, and therefore Labour (The Tories say they are for the left-behind: we’ll soon see, 11 February), Polly Toynbee does us Liberal Democrats a disservice. The concept of a special annual tax on expensive houses, dubbed “mansions”, was introduced into UK politics by the Lib Dems in 2009, and is widely associated with our then Treasury spokesperson, Vince Cable.
Peter Wrigley
Birstall, Yorkshire

• Boris Johnson was born in New York and brought to the UK as a child. Is the prime minister at risk of deportation (No 10 dismisses ‘Westminster bubble’ concerns over deportations, 12 February)?
Dr John Doherty
Vienna, Austria

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Source: the guardian – property
Holding out hope for the windy symbol | Brief letters