Questions that can and can’t be asked
I was sorry to see repeated the canard that councils formerly had a “monopolistic control of state-run schools” (Editorial, 7 November).
The variety of councils meant there could never be a monopoly, councils had long seen their role as supportive of schools rather than controlling, and their involvement in education services meant schools were never “state-run”. Local government was visible and accountable. Can the same be said of trusts?
St Albans, Hertfordshire
In response to the recent remainiac propaganda letters about the
“need” for another EU vote (5 and 7 November), I would suggest that the UK’s recent intifada – otherwise known as Brexit – is a good example of a grassroots rebellion casting off unwelcome foreign domination. Surely that is something Guardian readers should sympathise with?
Dr Vincent Barnett
I still have a thick “utility” shirt (Letters, 6 November) bought in the 40s, which I still wear on occasions in really cold weather. It carries the trademark CC41 and I am willing to lend it out for exhibition purposes in return for a small fee.
Rev Barry Parker
Surely the phrase relating to staying in one’s nightwear is “can’t be arsed”, not “can’t be asked” as in your style feature (Home comforts, G2, 7 November). I was going to write a longer letter, but frankly…
Well done, Alan Ball, for drawing everyone’s attention to the overuse of “we” and “us” in headlines (Letters, 7 November). I’m sure he speaks for us all.
Low Habberley, Worcestershire