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We must oppose this cruel universal credit cut by any means necessary

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The threat of the withdrawal of the £20 uplift to universal credit is weighing heavily on the consciences of very many of us (The universal credit cut is outrageous, but this callousness is nothing new, 22 September)....

Birthrates are falling, but there’s no need to panic

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Your editorial seems to think that falling birthrates are a bad thing (The Guardian view on falling birthrates: to parent or not to parent?, 20 September). I respectfully disagree. Several commentators have pointed ou...

Why can’t Classic FM handle Jimi Hendrix?

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I don’t think I’m alone in being dismayed by the decision of Classic FM to prevent Nigel Kennedy from performing a tribute to Jimi Hendrix (Violinist Nigel Kennedy cancels concert after Classic FM stops Hendrix tribut...

Labour needs to find a way to connect with voters

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Keir Starmer should neither dance on Boris Johnson’s grave nor hit the public with a welter of policies (Labour should be approaching its party conference with hope, not despair, 21 September). He should only connect....

C02 crisis makes a mockery of ‘global Britain’

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Reading your report, I find myself becoming ever more despondent at the inability of the UK to influence – let alone control – its own future (Why is the UK bailing out US CO2 supplier CF Fertilisers?, 22 September). ...

Have your photos published in the Guardian’s letters pages

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We would like to highlight some of the best of your photography in the Guardian paper. Since 2014 our letters page has carried amazing images readers have shared: some of them being newsworthy, others more abstract. ...

Power of attorney doesn’t help in tackling predatory marriage

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Thank you for publishing Anna Moore’s article about our campaign against predatory marriage – we have received many supportive emails from readers (Daphne Franks: the woman who lost her much-loved mother to a predator...

Refusing your booster vaccine won’t help poorer countries

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In response to Christopher Cheetham’s letter (21 September), I do not wish to disparage his sentiment of promoting the international availability of vaccines, but I must disagree with his proposed action. Refusing a C...

This energy price crisis could have been avoided

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Perhaps the simplest yet most effective measure that the government could take to minimise the impact of rising wholesale gas prices on the “fuel poor” would be to make illegal the inclusion of standing charges in dom...

Keep National Trust estates open for all to enjoy

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Dinton Park would not be the only property the National Trust has leased out recently (Outcry over National Trust plan to fence off acres of Wiltshire park for tenant, 19 September). Last year, it offered a 125-year l...

Examining Aukus alliance through the lens of history

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The Aukus pact is not a “new global order” (17 September) but very much an old order; it is colonial gunboats. I do not expect politicians to have read history such as the first Anglo-Afghan war of 1839, but I do expe...

The immeasurable kindness of GPs

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As a GP who retired at the end of last year, having worked the last nine months of my career in primary care in London, I have been despairing when I hear repeated criticism aimed at GPs. So thank you, Zoe Williams, f...

Big brands should let Emma Raducanu just enjoy the game

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Three cheers for Adrian Chiles’s eloquent plea (Must Emma Raducanu become a brand? Let’s just enjoy her genius, 16 September) for Emma Raducanu to be allowed to develop her profile as an outstanding tennis talent, une...

Westminster Tories are driving support for the SNP in Scotland

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Your editorial (The Guardian view on the SNP: deliver on public services, not just a referendum, 13 September) makes some salient points about the track record of the SNP in Scotland, but you also throw in a few red h...

This government has betrayed pensioners

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I nearly fell off my chair when I read Andrew Rawnsley’s claim that “not for the first time, a Conservative government has rewarded its core vote of the retired at the expense of workers” (“Boris Johnson’s generation ...

Johnson’s reshuffle puts power over principle

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Boris Johnson has long yearned to be the modern-day Winston Churchill, famed for his oratory and leadership just as his hero was during and after the second world war. But leadership takes both courage and conviction,...

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