WHEN I read the list of 10 virtues submitted by Dr Hamish Maclaren (Letters, October 3), I could not help but be impressed, even though I was not sure exactly what it was he was trying to achieve. Maybe he was trying to take a pot at capitalism in general and the Prime Minister in particular.

However, it then occurred to me that, with the possible exception of number 4 (the Declaration of Human Rights), the qualities he lists would probably be equally evident in countries like North Korea, the old Soviet Union and its satellites and Cuba and the like, but I think I know where most of us would choose to live if offered the choice.

Christopher W Ide,

25 Riverside Road, Waterfoot, East Renfrewshire.