Straight to the POINT
I DON’T agree with TV critic Christopher Stevens’s negative view of the documentary Smuggled. It showed our borders are porous and Border Force is ineffectual.
TERRY CALDON, Thanet, Kent.
UNLIKE actress Emma Watson, I am not self-partnered (Mail). I’m female-organised — in other words, married.
MARK COHEN, Manchester.
GENDER neutral Oscars will halve the length of the tedious award ceremony. But what will happen if one sex wins more than the other?
JOHN CHITTY, Ripley, Derbys.
YES, having a smear test, which could help save your life, is a bit embarrassing and slightly uncomfortable, but it’s not an ‘ordeal’ (Mail). What next: the agony of a blood test?
PAULINE KERRIDGE, Corringham, Essex.
WHAT happened to the 12 days of Christmas? It’s more like 12 weeks.
G. V. S. MANGHAM, Burton upon Trent, Staffs.
WHY do so many people persist in calling the ground the floor? Is it just lazy English, or do they not know that ‘floor’ is the term used normally for inside a building not outside?
BRYAN WRIGHT, Greenock, Renfrewshire..
THE person who took the violin from the train knew the score and feared he might end up at Bow Street magistrates. So he pulled a few strings and fiddled his way out of trouble.
ROGER DOBBING, West Molesey, Surrey.
NOW we have a new Speaker, may I say ‘B ****** s to Bercow’ for a final time.
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