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Why don’t letters have a sign-off? Yours regretfully

Why don’t letters have a sign-off? Yours regretfully

In April 1847 The Times published a leading article condemning the racist treatment of Frederick Douglass, the abolitionist leader and former slave, by fellow

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Times letters: ‘Pork pie’ plot leaves Johnson in a pickle

Times letters: ‘Pork pie’ plot leaves Johnson in a pickle

Sir, After disciplinary issues involving the England captain John Terry in 2012, the Football Association decided to remove Terry’s captaincy “due to the high

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thetimes.co.uk 3 days ago
Times letters: Smart motorways have run out of road

Times letters: Smart motorways have run out of road

Sir, Janice Turner makes an eloquent attack on so-called smart motorways (“Smart motorways were a tragic misjudgment”, Jan 15). One aspect not mentioned is tha

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thetimes.co.uk 7 days ago
Times letters: The case for returning the Elgin Marbles

Times letters: The case for returning the Elgin Marbles

Sir, For years one of the reasons put forward for not returning the Elgin Marbles was because the Greeks had nowhere suitable to display them (leading article,

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thetimes.co.uk 10 days ago
Times letters: The jury system and the Colston statue case

Times letters: The jury system and the Colston statue case

Sir, Lord Garnier QC and other letter writers (Jan 8) emphasise, rightly, the importance of respect for jury verdicts and some interesting and important histor [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 14 days ago
Times letters: Telling schools to turn off music lessons

Times letters: Telling schools to turn off music lessons

Sir, It is depressing to read that the head of Ofqual has suggested that specialist subjects should be suspended to focus on “core” lessons as a way of coping

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thetimes.co.uk 17 days ago
Times letters: New year knights and the honours system

Times letters: New year knights and the honours system

Sir, Tony Blair joined forces with George W Bush in a misjudged international policing act, an invasion of Iraq where there was no convincing evidence of “weap [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 20 days ago
Times letters: Staff shortages and the image of teaching

Times letters: Staff shortages and the image of teaching

Sir, The idea that we need to refashion the image of teaching to attract the brightest, (Thunderer, Dec 30) is unlikely to help alleviate the present teacher

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thetimes.co.uk 23 days ago
Times letters: Ugly urban landscapes and beautifying Britain

Times letters: Ugly urban landscapes and beautifying Britain

Sir, Clare Foges is right to call for a government-funded remedial effort to tackle our widespread urban uglification (“Beautifying Britain can raise national

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express.co.uk 28 days ago
Lockdown warning as more than 400 pubs LOST in 2021 in brutal 'sign of times'

Lockdown warning as more than 400 pubs LOST in 2021 in brutal 'sign of times'

A TOTAL of 444 pubs called last orders for the final time this year with a warning the blow from Omicron could see this worsen.

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express.co.uk 29 days ago
How to live longer: The sign on your face you could be '10 times' more likely to die early

How to live longer: The sign on your face you could be '10 times' more likely to die early

THE PURSUIT of longevity has been a difficult one to address scientifically, mainly because the determinants of old age are wide-ranging and multi-faceted. The [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 33 days ago
Times letters: Tory response to defeat in North Shropshire

Times letters: Tory response to defeat in North Shropshire

Sir, After the spectacular swing in the North Shropshire by-election, it seems probable that a majority of Tory MPs will conclude that they are more likely to [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 36 days ago
Times letters: Omicron and the rush to get a booster jab

Times letters: Omicron and the rush to get a booster jab

Sir, You report that Boris Johnson has begun an appeal for Covid-19 vaccine volunteers to help the NHS “hit warp speed” on boosters (“We can’t hit booster jabs

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thetimes.co.uk 40 days ago
Times letters: Conservative poll slump and trust in the PM

Times letters: Conservative poll slump and trust in the PM

Sir, On Monday I watched Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert deliver a lecture outlining how she and her team rose to the challenge of producing a coronavirus vaccine

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thetimes.co.uk 44 days ago
Times letters: Government’s plan to rein in the judiciary

Times letters: Government’s plan to rein in the judiciary

Sir, The government’s plan to reverse unwelcome court judgments raises a number of questions (“PM plans to let ministers throw out legal rulings”, Dec 6). If p [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 47 days ago
Times letters: Vaccination passports and compulsory jabs

Times letters: Vaccination passports and compulsory jabs

Sir, The government has, rightly, put a lot of emphasis on its vaccination programme as the most effective way of tackling the pandemic. It seems inexplicable,

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thetimes.co.uk 51 days ago
Times letters: Migrant quotas and co-operation with France

Times letters: Migrant quotas and co-operation with France

Sir, To strike a balance between the desire of most Britons to help those in need, and our practical capacity, the UN should ask all “safe” countries to agree

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thetimes.co.uk 55 days ago
Times letters: Call for an independent regulator for football

Times letters: Call for an independent regulator for football

Sir, The publication of the Crouch report is a momentous moment for English football (Sport, Nov 25). After many failed attempts to modernise our national gam

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thetimes.co.uk 1 day ago
Times letters: BBC and a future without the licence fee

Times letters: BBC and a future without the licence fee

Sir, I was puzzled by Melanie Phillips’s claim that public perceptions of the BBC’s “distorted groupthink” are widespread (“The BBC and NHS sacred cows need to

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thetimes.co.uk 5 days ago
Times letters: Chinese infiltration of British politics

Times letters: Chinese infiltration of British politics

Sir, Your report (“Chinese ‘agent’ with links to MPs infiltrated parliament”, Jan 14) highlights two key concerns. It confirms that the Chinese Communist Party

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thetimes.co.uk 8 days ago
Times letters: Perverse verdicts and moral confusion

Times letters: Perverse verdicts and moral confusion

Sir, So-called perverse verdicts such as that in the Colston case are rare, but when they occur there are inevitably suggestions that jury trial has spun out o [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 12 days ago
Times letters: Edward Colston statue trial and the jury’s ‘perverse’ verdict

Times letters: Edward Colston statue trial and the jury’s ‘perverse’ verdict

Sir, Although the criminal law needs certainty it can also tolerate juries that find justice where the executive cannot see it. They have done this for centuri [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 15 days ago
Times letters: Honours reform and rewarding real heroes

Times letters: Honours reform and rewarding real heroes

Sir, Ian Birrell is right, but he understates the case (“Give honours to real heroes, not donors and cronies”, Thunderer, Jan 4). There are many people on each

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thetimes.co.uk 19 days ago
Times letters: Sharing vaccines abroad and clarity on Covid

Times letters: Sharing vaccines abroad and clarity on Covid

Sir, Clive Dix is right that Britain needs to get serious about vaccine sharing to increase global Covid vaccination rates (Thunderer, Dec 31). But the governm [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 21 days ago
Times letters: Reforestation has to be just right for Britain

Times letters: Reforestation has to be just right for Britain

Sir, William Hague is to be applauded for his thoughtful article “Planting trees is a policy we have to get right” (Dec 27), especially his suggestion that

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thetimes.co.uk 24 days ago
Times letters: Qualities to celebrate in a political leader

Times letters: Qualities to celebrate in a political leader

Sir, Churchill’s claim to have been Britain’s “greatest warlord” should be secure, according to Max Hastings (“We shouldn’t hanker for giants to lead us”, Comm [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 28 days ago
Times letters: Boris Johnson’s treacherous political pathway

Times letters: Boris Johnson’s treacherous political pathway

Sir, William Hague’s excoriating criticism of Boris Johnson’s style of government suggests that the assassins in his party are checking “with business-like eff

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thetimes.co.uk 30 days ago
Times letters: Resignation of Brexit minister over Covid

Times letters: Resignation of Brexit minister over Covid

Sir, Lord Frost’s resignation as a minister following his disagreement with government policy (news, Dec 20), surely raises the question as to whether he shoul [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 34 days ago
Times letters: Protecting the public from the Omicron surge

Times letters: Protecting the public from the Omicron surge

Sir, I wonder what consultation took place with constituents before more than 100 MPs voted against additional Covid restrictions and in particular the use of [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 37 days ago
Times letters: Public confidence in the prime minister

Times letters: Public confidence in the prime minister

Sir, Boris Johnson’s political “purpose” was to defeat Jeremy Corbyn, and Corbynism, as emphatically as possible. This was predominantly why he was elected as

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thetimes.co.uk 41 days ago
Times letters: No 10 parties and the PM’s lack of judgment

Times letters: No 10 parties and the PM’s lack of judgment

Sir, I was surprised to learn that the investigation into whether or not there had been a Christmas party at 10 Downing Street is to be carried out by the cabi

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thetimes.co.uk 45 days ago
Times letters: Sunak’s plan to slash income tax and VAT

Times letters: Sunak’s plan to slash income tax and VAT

Sir, Having weathered the storms whipped up by breaking key tax commitments from the Conservative Party’s 2019 manifesto, the chancellor is now signalling whic [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 49 days ago
Times letters: Lament over the declining quality of Radio 4

Times letters: Lament over the declining quality of Radio 4

Sir, Libby Purves and David Blunkett are right about the decline of Radio 4 but only hint at its underlying causes (“David Blunkett is right: Radio 4 has lots

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thetimes.co.uk 52 days ago
Times letters: Anglo-French relations and the Channel crisis

Times letters: Anglo-French relations and the Channel crisis

Sir, The asylum-seeker problem in the Calais area has been with us since the days of Tony Blair’s government and has never been satisfactorily resolved, so we [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 2 days ago
Times letters: Documentary evidence of the No 10 parties

Times letters: Documentary evidence of the No 10 parties

Sir, Undue weight is, perhaps deliberately, being placed on the Sue Gray inquiry. She lacks important powers: the power to compel persons to give evidence; the

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thetimes.co.uk 6 days ago
Times letters: Upsides and downsides of losing our Marbles

Times letters: Upsides and downsides of losing our Marbles

Sir, Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill (letter, Jan 13) suggests that aesthetics should trump legal ownership in determining the fate of the Elgin Marbles. This

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thetimes.co.uk 9 days ago
Times letters: Conflicting versions of the ‘Brexit dividend’

Times letters: Conflicting versions of the ‘Brexit dividend’

Sir, I was surprised by James Forsyth’s article “PM has a lever to ease cost of living crisis” (Jan 7) where he says that the UK “could scrap tariffs on all im [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 13 days ago
Times letters: Casual ignorance about Ireland and its history

Times letters: Casual ignorance about Ireland and its history

Sir, As the only mainland MP since 1929 to have represented a Northern Ireland party (albeit through resigning the Conservative whip and joining the Democratic

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thetimes.co.uk 16 days ago
Times letters: Landline telephones and the switch to digital

Times letters: Landline telephones and the switch to digital

Sir, You report that Ofcom has stated that 100 per cent of properties in the UK can normally receive enough signal to make an emergency call outside their prop

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standard.co.uk 20 days ago
Downing Street flat row: PM’s letters with standards adviser to be published

Downing Street flat row: PM’s letters with standards adviser to be published

Letters between Mr Johnson and his independent standards adviser are reportedly set to be published next month

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thetimes.co.uk 22 days ago
Times letters: High energy prices and the switch to net zero

Times letters: High energy prices and the switch to net zero

Sir, You argue in your editorial (“Power Up”, Dec 28) that “supply constraints would not now be biting so hard if western governments had scaled up investment

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thetimes.co.uk 27 days ago
Times letters: Personal responsibility and Covid regulations

Times letters: Personal responsibility and Covid regulations

Sir, The prime minister has urged people to test themselves before meeting relatives for Christmas (“Take test to see family at Christmas, says Johnson”, Dec 2 [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 29 days ago
Times letters: Covid messaging confusion and rule breaking

Times letters: Covid messaging confusion and rule breaking

Sir, Jacob Rees-Mogg makes the reasonable suggestion that we should make our own decisions about how best to behave to protect ourselves from the Omicron varia [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 31 days ago
Times letters: Johnson, Simon Case and conduct in office

Times letters: Johnson, Simon Case and conduct in office

Sir, Matthew Parris (comment, Dec 18) cites a former Tory voter in North Shropshire as saying: “It’s the lying. We just can’t have that.” She echoes, I suspect

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thetimes.co.uk 35 days ago
Times letters: Pressure on NHS and the fight against Covid

Times letters: Pressure on NHS and the fight against Covid

Sir, It is obvious that attaining the target of everyone receiving a Covid booster jab by the end of this month is highly unlikely (reports, Dec 14, and letter [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 38 days ago
Times letters: Search for a new leader of the Tory party

Times letters: Search for a new leader of the Tory party

Sir, I heartily agree with Matthew Parris’s piece “Don’t replace a charlatan with another sham” (Dec 11). When I watched the video of that practice press confe [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 42 days ago
Times letters: Government failures over Afghan evacuation

Times letters: Government failures over Afghan evacuation

Sir, There were evident shortcomings in how the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office coped with the barrage of emails during the Afghan crisis, as Sir P

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heraldscotland.com 46 days ago
Letters: In these dire times, we must accept that private firms baling out the NHS are a necessary evil

Letters: In these dire times, we must accept that private firms baling out the NHS are a necessary evil

YOUR headline last week (November 28) read: “Care for sale: Firms invited to bid for 1,500 NHS procedures”, reporting that private contractors…

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thetimes.co.uk 50 days ago
Times letters: Starmer’s pitch to be a government-in-waiting

Times letters: Starmer’s pitch to be a government-in-waiting

Sir, While the shadow cabinet reshuffle was a step in the right direction for a Labour Party serious about being in power, your leading article (“New Labour”,

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thetimes.co.uk 54 days ago
Times letters: Megaphone diplomacy and the migrant crisis

Times letters: Megaphone diplomacy and the migrant crisis

Sir, Central to any remotely effective policy has to be co-operation with France (“PM wants joint patrols in France”, and leading article, Nov 26). Geography

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