What an ignorant Thatcherite clown Sita boss Ian Goodfellow is (November 30).

He has the audacity to berate workers for refusing to "adapt to Sita's methods" and claims they hanker after a way of working he calls "a thing of the past".

This government is supposed to have abolished compulsory competitive tendering, so it is profiteering pirate firms like Sita which should be a thing of the past.

Until 1991, when UK Waste took over, Hove Borough Council ran its own excellent refuse collection system with few problems.

It is now time to consign privatisation and bosses like Goodfellow to the dustbin of history. Bring our local authority services back where they belong, under council ownership and control.

-P.D. Jackson, Byron Street, Hove