Good to see that Lord Gnome is a reader of this blog!
UPDATE: Croydonian asks in the Comments Section if the Indy have granted me a right of reply. I requested one from their Comment Editor and their Deputy Editor but they said no and invited me to write a letter. Frankly I couldn't be bothered. However, at least half a dozen people have written letters to them and as far as I know, none have been published. What a surprise.