COLUMNIST Peter Mullen had the courage to mention the unmentionable about Muslim fundamentalism and two insidious and overtly racist organisations lurking within the ranks of the police force (Echo, Jan 26).

Sooner or later the issues Mr Mullen raised will have to be confronted by Government or they will trigger a violent reaction from within the normally law-abiding population.

However, I suspect that none of the major parties will have the guts to mention these matters in their manifestos or during public debate in the run-up to the General Election.

David Lacey, Durham.