Tele­vis­ing Com­mons led to un­ruly kids

The Guardian - Journal - - Letters -

While it is im­por­tant to in­ves­ti­gate the poor care in some care homes, please do not for­get all the ex­cel­lent care homes run by char­i­ties and trusts. Re­gard­ing mal­nour­ish­ment (Let­ters, 29 Novem­ber), my mother put on weight af­ter ad­mis­sion to a care home at aged 93. She spent the last four years of her life well fed, warm and well cared for. For her, the Sanc­tu­ary Care home in Stoke-on-Trent was the best place to end her days, as she told me many times.

Su­san Trea­gus


Hav­ing taught in sec­ondary schools in the 70s, 80s and 90s, I find my­self nod­ding in agree­ment with Mau­reen Pan­ton (Let­ters, 4 De­cem­ber). No doubt there were sev­eral fac­tors in­flu­enc­ing the be­hav­iour of pupils, but it was no­tice­able that af­ter pro­ceed­ings in the House of Com­mons were rou­tinely tele­vised in 1989, there was a de­cline in gen­eral ci­vil­ity and cour­tesy. Is it any won­der?

Dr Brigid Pur­cell


I haven’t heard peo­ple say­ing “they need us more than we need them” so much re­cently (We’re on the edge of an abyss…, 4 De­cem­ber).

An­thony Carew

Marple Bridge, Cheshire

Re ‘Do­mes­tic vi­o­lence is a man’s prob­lem’, G2, 4 De­cem­ber), I was struck by the irony of pub­lish­ing this ar­ti­cle on the Women’s page. What per­cent­age of your read­ers who aren’t women read the Women’s page? And why have a Women’s page any­way?

Kather­ine Kraven

Bee­ston, Not­ting­hamshire

Couldn’t we have sold Boris’s wa­ter can­non to the French (Stu­dents pick up French protest ba­ton with 100 school block­ades, 4 De­cem­ber)?

David Ger­rard

Hove, East Sus­sex Twit­ter: @gdncoun­try­di­ary

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