DEAR SIR:

I have never seen such a pathetic excuse as Marian Harkin’s letter, Irish Farmers Journal, 4 November, in which she tries to justify her stance on glyphosate/Roundup in the recent vote in the European Parliament. There is a responsibility on her and others who have been elected to office to inform themselves objectively and fully on the issues put before them for voting. She has done neither of these things.