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Pitch-invading football fans are simply copying players’ on-field histrionics

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The footballing authorities need to widen the scope of discussions in response to recent pitch invasions if they really want to control the unacceptable behaviour of fans (Authorities searching for solutions after pit...

We can’t all work ourselves out of the cost of living crisis

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The government’s responses to the cost of living crisis are mainly long term and do not respond to the immediate and dire situations of people in the greatest need (Boris Johnson to stress work as the fix for cost of ...

Globalisation of food production has left millions hungry

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George Monbiot’s piece on the fragility of the global food system and the hunger crisis was powerful and timely (The banks collapsed in 2008 – and our food system is about to do the same, 19 May). The world is in the ...

Our grief meant nothing to those in power as No 10 partied through the pandemic

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We write in response to articles by Jonathan Freedland (Don’t condemn just our lying PM: save some anger for the cowards who enabled him, 20 May) and Robbie Hadden (We obeyed Covid rules as our dad died. I’m angry the...

In this jubilee year, the appeal of the monarchy is still strong

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With regard to Peter Tatchell’s article (No thanks, Ma’am. For LGBT campaigners like me, your jubilee is nothing to celebrate, 15 May), perhaps it can be suggested to Mr Tatchell that republicanism has, historically a...

The devastating impact of homophobic bullying

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I readily identified with Owen Jones’s important article (Why homophobia against straight men matters, 17 May). Though the memories are decades old now – I went to a Catholic boys’ grammar school in Liverpool from 197...

‘Carbon bomb’ makers are putting all our lives at risk

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Your exposé on the dangers of fossil fuel “carbon bombs” (Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger catastrophic climate breakdown, 11 May) gives us much to worry about. I would like to offer a small ray of hope. La...

Nadhim Zahawi’s Oxbridge claim is an insult to state school students

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Nadhim Zahawi is the latest in a long line of hypocritical Tory education secretaries who urge state schools to “do better” while denying them the necessary resources (Editorial, 16 May). To add insult to injury, he i...

The NHS bowel cancer test might save your life, but don’t rely solely on it

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Julie Platt urges readers to take advantage of the DIY home test for bowel cancer (Letters, 16 May). It is sound advice, but readers should be aware that the test is not foolproof and can miss the symptoms, as happene...

Why Britain’s housing market is crumbling

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Simon Jenkins largely misses the point in analysing Britain’s housing situation (Michael Gove is right about one thing: building more homes won’t solve anything, 13 May). Yes, it is true that many owners are underoccu...

Home Office must stop cruel deportations

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Mark Nelson admits he made a mistake, grew cannabis, served his time and has not offended again (I’ve lived in Britain 22 years and have kids here – why am I being deported to Jamaica?, 13 May). He’s a car mechanic an...

Tory MP Lee Anderson serves up a 30p recipe for ridicule

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Tory MP Lee Anderson’s disrespectful remark that food banks are largely unnecessary is another reminder of a modern phenomenon in which the party insults or patronises the very people it hopes will vote for it (Tory M...

How teaching became unrewarded and unrewarding – Letters

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It seems ironic that, in a system where the majority of multi-academy trust CEOs are very well-paid males, it should be so difficult to recruit and retain men in classroom roles (“No place for young men? Male teachers...

Freedom to head for the hills and woods

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Those of us “Marilyn” baggers based in Scotland are shocked when we cross the border and realise how many summits are protected by English laws (‘Access is vital’: picnicking protesters target Duke of Somerset’s woods...

A Queen’s speech devoid of ideas or compassion

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Rafael Behr is spot-on (Inane and Orwellian: a Queen’s speech to improve the life of Boris Johnson, 10 May). The Queen’s speech was flimsy because it failed to offer any plan to assist the millions of ordinary people ...

Keir Starmer must know he can’t appease the rabid right

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Owen Jones lays bare the tactical weaknesses in Keir Starmer’s Labour (Starmer gambled Labour’s fortunes on his integrity – no wonder he’s in deep trouble, 9 May). It doesn’t work to increasingly appease the right, be...

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