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Net loss of housing to wealthy incomers | Letters6h Net loss of housing to wealthy incomers | Letters
Guardian readers respond to a range of stories on the UK housing crisisThe government should help families like the Earles by keeping rents affordable (
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Birth, breastfeeding, and women’s choices | Letters6h Birth, breastfeeding, and women’s choices | Letters
I salute women who wait to have children, writes
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We need debate on data-driven policing | Letters6h We need debate on data-driven policing | Letters
The public has a right to know how data about them is being used, write
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Great British art did not start with a flea | Brief letters6h Great British art did not start with a flea | Brief letters
Communism | Art history | Coney | Obesity | Women composers | Theresa MayWriting about the film Red Joan (
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Cross-party unity could be the key to Brexit deal | Letters31h Cross-party unity could be the key to Brexit deal | Letters
Readers debate the way forward for remain parties, how to prevent Nigel Farage from triumphing, and urge Labour to take a bolder stanceAs you report (
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As the bookseller said to the archbishop | Brief letters31h As the bookseller said to the archbishop | Brief letters
Extinction Rebellion | Bookstore surprises | Rabbits | Comedians in power | BrexitYour coverage of the Extinction Rebellion protest has been exemplary. In line with their demand to “tell the truth”, perhaps headlines about climate change affecting us right now could take a less celebratory tone (
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Broken land ownership system fuels inequality | Letters 21 Apr 12:45pm Broken land ownership system fuels inequality | Letters
The unequal distribution of land has created serious problems in housing provision and wider society, say readersThe revelation that half of England is owned by less than 1% of the population (
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Notre Dame’s place in history | Letters 21 Apr 12:44pm Notre Dame’s place in history | Letters
Readers respond to the plans to rebuild the French cathedralAndrew Anderson (
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Beyoncé rocks, but so did Woodstock | Brief letters 21 Apr 12:43pm Beyoncé rocks, but so did Woodstock | Brief letters
Roger Waters | Rock concerts | Use-by dates | Exercise | SmartphonesRegarding Jeremy Beecham’s thoughts on Roger Waters (
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Housing poverty is a moral disgrace | Letters 21 Apr 12:59am Housing poverty is a moral disgrace | Letters
In Weston-super-Mare, as elsewhere in Britain, the poorest tenants are facing a stark choice between eating and paying rentTom Wall’s piece on housing poverty in Weston-super-Mare brought into sharp focus what many of us living here have known for a long time (“
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Extinction Rebellion may be our last chance | Letters 19 Apr 12:12pm Extinction Rebellion may be our last chance | Letters
Guardian readers on the past week of protests, what global finance can do to save us from climate change, and other environmental mattersI hope Extinction Rebellion pushes climate chaos to the top of the political agenda, but Ben Smoke is right that glorifying arrest won’t advance the climate cause (
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Roger Waters is too simplistic on Israel | Letters 18 Apr 12:50pm Roger Waters is too simplistic on Israel | Letters
Readers share their views on the musician’s call for other artists to stay away from Israel over its human rights recordRoger Waters’ mother imploring her son to “decide for yourself” and execute the “right thing to do” was no doubt in reference to the juvenile politics of the playground (
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Windrush, asylum seekers and the UK | Letters 18 Apr 12:48pm Windrush, asylum seekers and the UK | Letters
Steve Valdez-Symonds
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Where’s the will to restore the planet? | Brief letters 18 Apr 12:44pm Where’s the will to restore the planet? | Brief letters
Notre Dame and Greta Thunberg | Houses of Parliament | The Iliad | Songs about Europe | Going abroad to WalesIt’s extraordinary to put together the response to the tragic fire in Notre Dame and the Guardian’s video of
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Arresting the climate change catastrophe | Letters 17 Apr 12:54pm Arresting the climate change catastrophe | Letters
Readers share their views on Extinction Rebellion, activism and the importance of implementing systemic change to prevent an ecological catastropheOur unsustainable lifestyles and commitment to perpetual economic growth have become the major drivers of climate change and loss of biodiversity on Earth (
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For a time, Hitler was seen as comic | Letters 17 Apr 12:51pm For a time, Hitler was seen as comic | Letters
David Lammy is right, writes
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How to be Queen of your history class | Brief letters 17 Apr 12:50pm How to be Queen of your history class | Brief letters
Horrible Histories | Financial anxiety | Easter cacti | Pyjamas in bed | Notre DameStuart Jeffries can’t be a true fan of Horrible Histories if he “can’t list the kings and queens of England” (
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Notre Dame tragedy should unite us all | Letters 16 Apr 12:55pm Notre Dame tragedy should unite us all | Letters
Solidarity, fellow feeling and unity should be the order of the day, says
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Don’t forget football racism of the past | Brief letters 16 Apr 12:54pm Don’t forget football racism of the past | Brief letters
Tommy Smith and Howard Gayle | Period poverty | Road deaths | Moira and the Mice | Songs about Europe | Sajid JavidYou rightly focus on the “return” of football racism (
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Virgin Trains and avoiding chaos | Letters 15 Apr 12:30pm Virgin Trains and avoiding chaos | Letters
Iain Cameron Williams
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Unhappy the land that has Farage as a hero | Brief letters 15 Apr 12:29pm Unhappy the land that has Farage as a hero | Brief letters
Julian Assange | Emyr Humphreys’ 100th birthday | Tiger Woods | BrexitIt is hard to feel a lot of sympathy for the egotistical Julian Assange, but, if he is to be extradited to the United States (
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Barriers to tackling mental health issues | Letters 14 Apr 1:12pm Barriers to tackling mental health issues | Letters
Sharing your experiences with colleagues can be freeing or detrimental, warns one anonymous writer. Headteacher
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Assange has been collared. His cat knows the feeling | Brief letters 14 Apr 1:08pm Assange has been collared. His cat knows the feeling | Brief letters
Easter rail travel | Annunziata Rees-Mogg | Julian Assange’s cat | Good news | Kids’ puzzlesFollowing the warning about rail travel over the Easter weekend (
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Safety shortcuts are causing Boeing’s crashes | letters 14 Apr 1:00am Safety shortcuts are causing Boeing’s crashes | letters
Pressures to reduce weight and costs are pushing airlines to override sound engineering measuresI spent many years working on the functional safety of avionics systems so I have some sympathy with Will Hutton’s comments on deregulation (
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Fearful of what might await Julian Assange in the US | Letters 12 Apr 12:25pm Fearful of what might await Julian Assange in the US | Letters
Readers respond to news that the WikiLeaks founder faces extradition to the US after being dragged from the Ecuadorian embassy in LondonWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested, after being dragged from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, in the course of proceedings for extradition to the US (
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Cabinet cats are the purrfect distraction | Brief letters 12 Apr 12:04pm Cabinet cats are the purrfect distraction | Brief letters
Gladstone the cat | Film classifications | Virgin Trains | Tory voters | Irish citizenship | Stolen supplementsDelighted as I was to see appropriate reporting of the rise in power of Evie the cabinet cat (
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What to make of the latest extension to article 50? | Letters 11 Apr 1:21pm What to make of the latest extension to article 50? | Letters
Readers air their views on news that the deadline for Britain’s departure from the EU has shifted to 31 OctoberThe EU council determining the length of an extension to article 50 should put to rest the decades-long Europhobe lie that the EU is run by “unelected bureaucrats” (
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When prison is preferable to life on the streets | Letters 11 Apr 1:20pm When prison is preferable to life on the streets | Letters
The difficulty in securing housing results in a sense of hopelessness for those caught up in the criminal justice system, writes
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End Bahrain’s persecution of Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei and his family | Letters 11 Apr 1:20pm End Bahrain’s persecution of Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei and his family | Letters
NGO representatives, lawyers and a cross-party group of parliamentarians call on the British government to act in defence of the UK-based human rights activistWe write to express our deep concern for the family of
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Anne Brontë and the art of writing mean men | Brief letters 11 Apr 1:19pm Anne Brontë and the art of writing mean men | Brief letters
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall | Basil Fawlty | Irish passport | Derry Girls | Royal coverageIn her column about
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Internet regulation proposals could censor the lawful speech of millions | Letters 10 Apr 1:07pm Internet regulation proposals could censor the lawful speech of millions | Letters
If enacted, the online harms white paper on internet regulation would make China’s state censors proud, say representatives from six civil liberties organisations.
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How women can invest more ethically | Letters 10 Apr 1:07pm How women can invest more ethically | Letters
We need to think hard about the kind of future our money is going to support through our investments, writes
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Forget Fleabag, let’s see more Derry Girls | Brief letters 10 Apr 1:06pm Forget Fleabag, let’s see more Derry Girls | Brief letters
Fleabag and Derry Girls | Guardian supplements | Kids’ puzzles | Irish passports | FilmsThis week I watched the last episodes of two superb TV comedy series. Both episodes were sublime, redemptive, uplifting, life-affirming conclusions to excellent character comedies. So why is it that the London-based, middle-class
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Sorry for Theresa May? You must be joking | Letters 9 Apr 12:51pm Sorry for Theresa May? You must be joking | Letters
Guardian readers on where the blame lies for the Brexit crisis, as a possible no-deal departure from the EU loomsAnushka Asthana (
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Loss of EU doctors is a disaster for the NHS | Letters 9 Apr 12:50pm Loss of EU doctors is a disaster for the NHS | Letters
It is disheartening that many doctors are feeling less welcome, writes
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A time to reflect on Britain’s decision to divorce Europe | Brief letters 9 Apr 12:50pm A time to reflect on Britain’s decision to divorce Europe | Brief letters
Brexit reality check | Pleasing the people | Divorce law | Irish passports | The ScreamJonathan Freedland’s timely reality check (
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The daily carbon count and further steps towards climate consciousness | Letters 8 Apr 1:04pm The daily carbon count and further steps towards climate consciousness | Letters
Readers welcome the Guardian’s decision to publish the Mauna Loa global benchmark on atmospheric CO
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Children are bearing the brunt of austerity | Letters 8 Apr 1:04pm Children are bearing the brunt of austerity | Letters
Those with complex needs are being let down so it’s no surprise they end up in gangs, according to
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Antidepressants are better than placebos | Letters 8 Apr 1:01pm Antidepressants are better than placebos | Letters
A retired psychiatrist says the drugs helped her without any side effects, while
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Gender pay gap is even worse than the figures suggest | Letters 8 Apr 1:00pm Gender pay gap is even worse than the figures suggest | Letters
The methodology used to calculate the gap is itself discriminatory and underestimates the difference between women’s and men’s earnings, says
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Hadaway wi’ ya dialect confusion | Brief letters 8 Apr 1:00pm Hadaway wi’ ya dialect confusion | Brief letters
Life before Google Maps | Stanley Kubrick’s best films | Regional dialect | Crossword | WB YeatsCharlotte Church, on getting lost in London, asks: “What did we do before Google Maps?” (
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A lesson from history for Jews and Muslims | Letters 7 Apr 1:28pm A lesson from history for Jews and Muslims | Letters
The faiths must acknowledge their differences, writes
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Forgiving Judas on my simnel cake | Brief letters 7 Apr 1:27pm Forgiving Judas on my simnel cake | Brief letters
Buddleia | Thomasina Miers recipe | Simnel cake | Socialism and us | Geordie slangAs the present inhabitant of Hadleigh rectory, Essex, cited in a
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Play areas should be open to all | Letters 7 Apr 12:59am Play areas should be open to all | Letters
Planning applications that exclude affordable housing tenants from communal spaces should be rejectedAs president of the Landscape Institute, I have been responding to our members discussing Rowan Moore’s article on social segregation and play areas (“
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Nuclear war and a new arms race | Letters 5 Apr 11:43am Nuclear war and a new arms race | Letters
Dr Lesley Morrison
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Veggie discs and an unpalatable truth | Brief letters 5 Apr 11:42am Veggie discs and an unpalatable truth | Brief letters
Careers advice for toddlers | EU crackdown on food labels | Gypsy tart origins | Geordie slang | First signs of springMuch more than careers advice and role-play are needed to raise the aspirations of young children (
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So many ways – big and small – to capture carbon | Letters 4 Apr 1:13pm So many ways – big and small – to capture carbon | Letters
Readers and heads of environmental organisations respond to a call to rewild on a massive scaleGeorge Monbiot (
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Unfair citizenship charges for children are damaging Britain’s reputation | Letters 4 Apr 1:13pm Unfair citizenship charges for children are damaging Britain’s reputation | Letters
The Home Office should stop profiteering on immigration and citizenship applications, say signatories including 10-year-old
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How to finally bring Facebook to account | Letters 4 Apr 1:13pm How to finally bring Facebook to account | Letters
We must redefine Facebook as a publisher and not a platform so it bears responsibility for its content, says
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Romance ain’t over if the fat fella sings | Brief letters 4 Apr 1:12pm Romance ain’t over if the fat fella sings | Brief letters
Brexit and mental health | WB Yeats | Naked protesters | James Corden | AI | Clare in the CommunityWith the impact that Brexit is having on our mental health (
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The expulsion of Jackie Walker from the Labour party | Letters 3 Apr 1:34pm The expulsion of Jackie Walker from the Labour party | Letters
Six Jewish members of the Labour party write in defence of Jackie Walker, who was expelled last weekAs Jewish members of the Labour party who were present at the training session clandestinely filmed at the party conference in 2016, we take issue with your report (
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The failed search for Saint Theresa | Brief letters 3 Apr 1:26pm The failed search for Saint Theresa | Brief letters
New word | Female saints | Brexit bus | Obsolete submarines | Geordie slang | BlackbirdsCan I nominate the word “erg” as Uxbridge English Dictionary’s new definition of the year, viz: a group of shifty politicians moving aimlessly like a sand dune in the Sahara (
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A natural solution to the climate disaster | Letters 3 Apr 1:00am A natural solution to the climate disaster | Letters
Climate and ecological crises can be tackled by restoring forests and other valuable ecosystems, say scientists and activistsThe world faces two existential crises, developing with terrifying speed: climate breakdown and ecological breakdown. Neither is being addressed with the urgency needed to prevent our life-support systems from spiralling into collapse. We are writing to champion a thrilling but neglected approach to averting climate chaos while defending the living world: natural climate solutions. This means drawing carbon dioxide out of the air by protecting and restoring ecosystems.
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Delving deeper into the Brexit arithmetic | Letters 2 Apr 1:39pm Delving deeper into the Brexit arithmetic | Letters
Readers dissect the mathematics behind Monday’s indicative votes and respond to articles by Polly Toynbee and Dawn FosterThere is a shrill overtone of hypocrisy in the sound of MPs who supported a customs union or “Common Market 2.0” in Monday night’s indicative votes condemning second referendum supporters who did not vote for these options (
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April fooled until Knockout blow | Brief letters 2 Apr 1:33pm April fooled until Knockout blow | Brief letters
Michael Gove | Sajid Javid | April fools | Wordsearch | Ian JackSo Michael Gove – the man who fragmented the education system, referred to those in the education establishment as “The Blob”, caused a mass exodus of both experienced and young teachers from the classroom, introduced a sterile curriculum, and condemned a generation of children to be taught in substandard schools by cancelling the Building for Schools programme – is one of the favourites to be the next prime minister (
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Speaking slang and ‘educated Geordie’ | Brief letters 1 Apr 12:06pm Speaking slang and ‘educated Geordie’ | Brief letters
Regional dialects | Boycotting posh hotels | April Fools’ Day | Comedians in politicsKaty Guest affirms the Oxford English Dictionary’s contribution to our understanding of regional English varieties (
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Much can be dung to resolve the cow poo problem | Letters 31 Mar 12:51pm Much can be dung to resolve the cow poo problem | Letters
Readers respond to the news that animal excrement is mucking up the environmentThe problems caused by apparent overabundance of cow faeces (
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Solving Brexit requires positive attitudes, not platitudes | Letters 31 Mar 12:51pm Solving Brexit requires positive attitudes, not platitudes | Letters
There’s no big solution to Brexit, argues
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Why saddle cyclists with number plates? | Brief letters 31 Mar 12:50pm Why saddle cyclists with number plates? | Brief letters
Cycling | Izzy Young | Ian Jack and cinema closures | Wine advice | Psychiatrist jokeRobert Winston suggests all cyclists should have number plates because he was abused and kicked by a cyclist (
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Britain needs a national arts policy | Letters 31 Mar 1:59am Britain needs a national arts policy | Letters
Many museums and collections are funded from morally dubious sources. These organisations should be held to accountMark Lawson’s article draws attention to the ethical angst and perhaps hypocritical nature of arts patronage among established institutions (“
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Let people have right to die when they choose | Letters 29 Mar 1:49pm Let people have right to die when they choose | Letters
Readers discuss the rights and wrongs of making assisted dying legal in BritainHats off to the Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP) decision to go neutral on the issue of assisted dying (
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Brexit can pave the way to a new politics | Letters 29 Mar 1:42pm Brexit can pave the way to a new politics | Letters
The Brexit crisis shows the need for a constitutional shake-up, says
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Now’s the right time to signal distress | Brief letters 29 Mar 1:09pm Now’s the right time to signal distress | Brief letters
Alzheimer’s disease | Wine warning | Union jacks | No-deal recipes | April Fools’ storiesAnne Penketh, who writes movingly about her mother’s mental deterioration and need for specialist care (
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How to fix a broken parliamentary system | Letters 28 Mar 2:22pm How to fix a broken parliamentary system | Letters
Readers air their views on the UK’s constitutional crisis over BrexitRafael Behr argues compellingly that MPs must smash the party system (
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Insect decline will cause serious ecological harm | Letters 28 Mar 2:21pm Insect decline will cause serious ecological harm | Letters
Entomologists and ecologists call on the UK’s research establishment to investigate the threat to the stability of natureAttention has recently been focused on the health of wild nature, first by a report suggesting that diverse UK insect populations are declining at alarming rates (
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Same-sex marriage and Northern Ireland | Letters 28 Mar 2:20pm Same-sex marriage and Northern Ireland | Letters
The government must extend same-sex marriage legislation in England and Wales to couples in Northern Ireland, say
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Obvious answer to pope’s ring problem | Brief letters 28 Mar 2:10pm Obvious answer to pope’s ring problem | Brief letters
Emily Maitlis | The pope | Accent softening | Breakup songs | Empire biscuitsInteresting article on the excellent Emily Maitlis (
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It’s so cruel to segregate children’s play areas | Letters 27 Mar 2:09pm It’s so cruel to segregate children’s play areas | Letters
Readers respond to news that a London developer has segregated play areas for richer and poorer residentsYour report (
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Barnard Castle and the end of Empire (biscuits) | Brief letters 27 Mar 2:08pm Barnard Castle and the end of Empire (biscuits) | Brief letters
Declamatory words in headlines | Marina Hyde and John Crace | Gloucester services | Letter writers named Maggie | Breakup songsCan the Journal headline writers please stop using declamatory words like
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Efforts to unpick the constitutional crisis that is Brexit | Letters 26 Mar 2:25pm Efforts to unpick the constitutional crisis that is Brexit | Letters
Readers air their views after MPs voted to seize control of the parliamentary timetable to allow backbenchers to hold a series of votes on alternatives to Theresa May’s Brexit dealIt is the referendum that has paralysed parliament: presented as the mandate of the people, it reduces members from representatives to delegates, fearful of “dishonouring” it. So far this has been the main reason given for not revoking article 50. Leaving aside whether it was flawed, by interference or misinformation, it was absurd to embark on it without putting before the people any clear indication of what our future relationship with Europe would be, or the difficulties of unpicking the years of our membership.
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Double standards on oil spills in Nigeria must end | Letters 26 Mar 2:25pm Double standards on oil spills in Nigeria must end | Letters
Oil companies must respect human lives and clean up the damage their industry does wherever they operate, say
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Shrewd rebranding of stations and bus stops | Letters 26 Mar 2:24pm Shrewd rebranding of stations and bus stops | Letters
Renaming Bicester Village was a canny move, says
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How to share a bed? Listen carfully to your partner | Brief letters 26 Mar 2:24pm How to share a bed? Listen carfully to your partner | Brief letters
Prince Charles | Children’s playgrounds | Sharing a bed | Scott Walker | Mobile phone useSomebody in this incompetent government failed to tell the Prince of Wales that this was not the time to visit Cuba (Photo, 26 March), which provides much of the security that maintains Venezuela’s dictatorial Maduro regime. This confirms my view that among those who aspire to rule Global Britain, no one has the least idea of a coherent diplomatic strategy towards Latin America.
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Special educational needs require inclusion | Letters 25 Mar 1:54pm Special educational needs require inclusion | Letters
Guardian readers respond to an editorial on how the government is failing pupils with learning disabilitiesThere may well be a “showdown” between parents and the government where special educational needs is concerned, but posing the problem simply as “inclusion” versus “segregation” obscures as much as it illuminates (
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How to cut the harm caused by cannabis | Letters 25 Mar 1:54pm How to cut the harm caused by cannabis | Letters
Regulation would be better than prohibition, writes
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Universities’ anti-cheating efforts need an overhaul | Letters 25 Mar 1:53pm Universities’ anti-cheating efforts need an overhaul | Letters
The problem posed by essay-writing services, and academic misconduct generally, needs to be addressed at multiple levels, writes
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Ordure, ordure for House of Commons | Brief letters 25 Mar 1:53pm Ordure, ordure for House of Commons | Brief letters
Country diary | National Women’s Register | Illustration credit | House of Commons | Scott WalkerAs an elderly reader whose ability to get out and about has been severely curtailed by problems with mobility, may I express much gratitude for your Country Diary. I particularly delight in the north country contributions from Susie White, Phil Gates and most recently Carey Davies (
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Irish language still resonates powerfully | Letters 24 Mar 2:16pm Irish language still resonates powerfully | Letters
Colonisers used Ireland as a testing ground, says
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Life, liberty and the pursuit of poetry | Letters 24 Mar 2:14pm Life, liberty and the pursuit of poetry | Letters
Assisted dying | Early female poets | Mary Warnock | National Housewives’ Register | Breakup songsSimon Jenkins (
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Hospital no place for those with dementia | Letters 24 Mar 2:00am Hospital no place for those with dementia | Letters
One of society’s biggest challenges is how to reduce the number of old people with dementia going into hospitalNicci Gerrard writes very engagingly about her father’s journey through dementia with her support in his last 10 years (“
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There’s nothing inevitable about water shortages | Letters 22 Mar 1:07pm There’s nothing inevitable about water shortages | Letters
Readers respond to the news that England could run short of water within 25 years, and offer solutionsYour report on looming water shortages (
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Chess, the Clangers and calorie-cutting | Brief letters 22 Mar 12:59pm Chess, the Clangers and calorie-cutting | Brief letters
Brexit-chess metaphors | Chlorinated chicken | Wordsearch | Breakup songs | The Clangers | Obesity battleJackie Eales (
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Theresa May’s shameful response to Brexit mess | Letters 21 Mar 1:52pm Theresa May’s shameful response to Brexit mess | Letters
Readers have their say on the prime minister’s assertion that it is MPs who are to blame for the Brexit impasse, and not herTimothy Garton Ash is right (
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Leaders in the north: HS2 is vital for our growth | Letters 21 Mar 1:52pm Leaders in the north: HS2 is vital for our growth | Letters
Northern council leaders say that HS2 will add billions to their economies and create half a million jobs; while
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Let’s see more of the Bristol stool chart | Brief letters 21 Mar 1:51pm Let’s see more of the Bristol stool chart | Brief letters
NHS | Unemployment | Jilted John | Breakup songsIt’s good to see the Bristol stool chart being mentioned in the national press (
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Tackling the damage done to the UK by private schools | Letters 20 Mar 2:18pm Tackling the damage done to the UK by private schools | Letters
Readers respond to an article by John Harris claiming Britain’s current crisis is rooted in the power of our public schoolsJohn Harris suggests that obliging elite universities to admit no more than 7% of their students from private schools would obviate the need to abolish these socially and culturally damaging institutions (
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The two-bike, one-car way to go for a walk | Brief letters 20 Mar 2:16pm The two-bike, one-car way to go for a walk | Brief letters
Kilimanjaro’s guides and porters | Late Junction | Female priests | Getting to and from walksSkilled, experienced and encouraging local guides and porters ensured we reached the peak of Kilimanjaro in 2017. They supported us and everyone else I know who has reached the peak through the pain, emotion and challenge, but they were nowhere in evidence in the recent BBC coverage of the celebrity ascent for Comic Relief. Is this another example of white saviours doing it alone (
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Britain’s real democratic crisis? The broken link between voters and MPs | Aditya Chakrabortty 20 Mar 2:00am Britain’s real democratic crisis? The broken link between voters and MPs | Aditya Chakrabortty
Politicians have little in common with the people who pay for them. It’s a national failure that they fail to reflect their views You may have heard that Britain is in crisis. Indeed, there’s a good chance that you will have heard little else. Turn on the TV, and a political reporter brings tidings of a fresh crisis for Theresa May. Flick on the radio, glance across the front pages, and one word will be splashed over and over again. Some mornings it seems the UK is under aerial bombardment from a noun. But what a funny, contained emergency it is, full of Westminster people doing Westminster maths and deploying their Westminster terms. It is as if someone has drawn a thick red line along the perimeter of the parliamentary estate and labelled it, in big and self-important letters: National Crisis. Look at the politicians and pundits cramming the studio sofas, chattering about
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Bercow’s blast of fresh air through the House of Commons | Letters 19 Mar 1:42pm Bercow’s blast of fresh air through the House of Commons | Letters
Readers air their views on Monday’s dramatic turn of events in parliament, when an intervention by the Speaker, John Bercow, halted Theresa May’s Brexit vote plansWhen one of the government’s principal legal officers said, “We’re in a major constitutional crisis” – with a degree of surprise and urgency – any residual belief that any of the present cabinet knows what they are doing rapidly drained away (
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We must avoid a Brexit ‘Windrush’ | Letters 19 Mar 1:41pm We must avoid a Brexit ‘Windrush’ | Letters
Thousands of children of EU nationals must not be allowed to fall foul of new UK immigration rules, warn
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Heritage blighted by a decade of austerity | Letters 19 Mar 1:41pm Heritage blighted by a decade of austerity | Letters
Funding cuts are forcing impossible choices on our local authorities, say
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Self-interest must not guide UK aid | Letters 19 Mar 1:41pm Self-interest must not guide UK aid | Letters
Britain’s aid budget must be about altruism, not narrow self-interest say the
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Pilchard and pickled onion pizza isn’t junk food | Brief letters 19 Mar 1:41pm Pilchard and pickled onion pizza isn’t junk food | Brief letters
Pizza nutrition | Obituaries v the news | Non-circular walks with a car | Breakup songsWhat has pizza done to deserve being listed as “junk” food? (
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Don’t make criminals of homeless people | Letters 18 Mar 3:25pm Don’t make criminals of homeless people | Letters
Labour plans to scrap the Vagrancy Act are welcomed by a group of MPs, while
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Tottenham Hotspur station is a bad idea | Brief letters 18 Mar 3:20pm Tottenham Hotspur station is a bad idea | Brief letters
White Hart Lane | A hug that said it all | Car-free rambles | Solar power | Breakup songs | Brexit BrelI’m a long-term Tottenham resident and lifelong Spurs fan living just a few minutes’ walk from the stadium. There is no need to waste public money on renaming White Hart Lane rail station as Tottenham Hotspur (
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Facing up to the challenge of violence and gangs | Letters 17 Mar 3:03pm Facing up to the challenge of violence and gangs | Letters
Readers discuss tackling knife crime in the face of cuts to police and youth servicesSally Weale shines a light on the British Red Cross initiative Life Not Knife (
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Mosque attacks and the narrative of exclusion | Letters 17 Mar 2:50pm Mosque attacks and the narrative of exclusion | Letters
Guardian readers respond to the Christchurch shootingsJonathan Freedland (
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The Guardian’s duty to inspire, amuse and anger | Brief letters 17 Mar 2:37pm The Guardian’s duty to inspire, amuse and anger | Brief letters
The Guardian | Toilets | Breakup songs | Wolverhampton | CodewordLibby Ruffle asks (
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Shamima Begum: what happened to our compassion? | Letters 17 Mar 1:59am Shamima Begum: what happened to our compassion? | Letters
The way the Home Office dealt with Shamima Begum and her child is a poor reflection on our societyJess Phillips is spot on (“
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Bankers should pay their fair share of tax for society’s sake | Letters 15 Mar 12:11pm Bankers should pay their fair share of tax for society’s sake | Letters
Thoughts on the pay and tax of the rich from
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So avant-garde in my oily boilersuit | Letters 15 Mar 12:11pm So avant-garde in my oily boilersuit | Letters
Boilersuit memories from
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Going car-less in the country can be hard | Letters 15 Mar 12:11pm Going car-less in the country can be hard | Letters
City-dwellers don’t face the public transport problems experienced in the country, say
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Breakup songs and voicing F-words | Brief letters 15 Mar 12:10pm Breakup songs and voicing F-words | Brief letters
Language discoveries | Islamophobia | Europe’s beaches | Emotional musicThe idea that the speech sounds “f” and “v” are related to eating soft food (
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Brexit fantasies that left us staring into the abyss | Letters 14 Mar 2:25pm Brexit fantasies that left us staring into the abyss | Letters
Frank Field MP, Jon Bloomfield, Ron Glatter, Peter Clarke, Margaret Pelling, Anna Ford
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Risks of privatising NHS scanner service | Letters 14 Mar 2:24pm Risks of privatising NHS scanner service | Letters
Concerns over the privatisation of cancer scanning services at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford are raised by
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We can’t afford to let local news fade away | Letters 14 Mar 2:24pm We can’t afford to let local news fade away | Letters
Local newsgathering is in crisis, but all is not lost, says
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Yet another spiffing gaffe from Johnson | Brief letters 14 Mar 2:23pm Yet another spiffing gaffe from Johnson | Brief letters
Boris Johnson | Period poverty | Jewish theatre | Skinny jeans | Cheltenham race cardWhat a spiffing fellow Boris Johnson is. I was left spitting and spluttering after reading his latest stupendous, stupid, statement (
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A price to be paid for open-access academic publishing | Letters 13 Mar 1:40pm A price to be paid for open-access academic publishing | Letters
The headlong rush towards further adoption of open-access models demands careful thought, says
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UN plan for Syria should take priority | Letters 13 Mar 1:39pm UN plan for Syria should take priority | Letters
While there is no clear picture of what next for the situation inside of Syria, donors should not write blank cheques for reconstruction, writes Cafod’s
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Not easy for women to plim plim wearing dungarees | Brief letters 13 Mar 1:38pm Not easy for women to plim plim wearing dungarees | Brief letters
Margaret Thatcher and the ‘Golden Acorn’ | UK drama schools | Corbyn’s inclusivity | Plim plims | Dungarees | A&E waiting times | Spicey riceyYour article (
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Karen Bradley’s shameful ignorance about Northern Ireland | Letters 12 Mar 2:04pm Karen Bradley’s shameful ignorance about Northern Ireland | Letters
Karen Bradley’s appointment as Northern Ireland secretary shows contempt for the Irish, say
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TV’s deadly women could be doing real harm | Letters 12 Mar 2:04pm TV’s deadly women could be doing real harm | Letters
Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s comments about the portrayal of violence by women on television are criticised by
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Life, art and Brexit’s other sunset clause | Brief letters 12 Mar 2:03pm Life, art and Brexit’s other sunset clause | Brief letters
EU time zones | Steaming tweed | G2 changes | Greetings from BristolThe winter solstice on 21 December is indeed the shortest day in terms of daylight hours but, because of the eccentricity of the Earth’s orbit, the earliest sunset is some 10 days earlier (
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Funding and staff levels in schools at crisis point | Letters 11 Mar 2:21pm Funding and staff levels in schools at crisis point | Letters
School governors urge the government to ‘stop ducking its responsibilities’ and provide essential funding
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Warnings over mental impact of benefit changes must be heeded | Letters 11 Mar 2:20pm Warnings over mental impact of benefit changes must be heeded | Letters
Readers respond to news that the benefits system shake-up is damaging people’s mental health and putting increasing strain on the NHSFor every 10,000 people assessed for employment and support allowance (
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Lower birth rates are good for the planet | Letters 11 Mar 2:17pm Lower birth rates are good for the planet | Letters
Over, not under-population, is the problem write
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Gas strategy in the UK is wrongheaded | Letters 11 Mar 2:15pm Gas strategy in the UK is wrongheaded | Letters
Carbon emissions will be even lower if the gas boiler is run on hydrogen gas, writes
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Waulking, talking and doing the necessary | Brief letters 11 Mar 2:10pm Waulking, talking and doing the necessary | Brief letters
Traditional crafts | Toilet humour | Forms of address | Consultation v engagementsIn
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Teenage knife crime calls for cohesion and education | Letters 10 Mar 2:11pm Teenage knife crime calls for cohesion and education | Letters
Readers discuss solutions to knife crime, the importance of schools and the benefits of youth servicesGary Younge’s questioning whether the solution to teenage knife crime lies in increasing police numbers is welcome recognition of the more complex reasons for the actions causing it (
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Cars are reaching the end of the road | Letters 10 Mar 2:09pm Cars are reaching the end of the road | Letters
The decline in the UK of young people taking to the wheel is encouraging, says
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Britain’s flawed dialogue with Sudan regime | Letters 10 Mar 2:05pm Britain’s flawed dialogue with Sudan regime | Letters
The UK should call for an immediate political transition to end nearly 30 years of repressive rule, say eight signatories including
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Some populists are more equal than others | Brief letters 10 Mar 2:04pm Some populists are more equal than others | Brief letters
Populism | Europe’s beaches | Luskentyre | Merchant Ivory films | ToiletsYour
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