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15:14 UK time, Thursday, 13 December 2007

If the police break the law by going on strike, who will arrest them?
Keith Munday, Loughborough

It's seems Bryan Poor's name is a good indicator of his maths skills (letters, Wednesday). If we ignore the fact that the tonne in question is metric, not imperial and use Bryan's figures and formula each person eats over 34 sprouts per year on average - more than enough for Christmas Dinner.
Bryan, Manchester

No doubt there will be an avalanche of comments - but poor Bryan - I make it, near as damn it, 3.5 sprouts per person which seems to be plausible....is this where I'm supposed to get my coat?
Martyn Duffin, Bristol

How on earth is our beloved but overworked monitor to select from the millions of corrective replies to Bryan's poor sprout mathematics. Nice round number of, ooh, 34 springs to my mind.
James, London

Re: Man Utd fans stabbed in Rome. "None of the stabbed fans suffered serious injuries." Could we get a definition of being stabbed?
Stoo, Lancashire, UK

So fined criminals have paid £1,078,621 into the victims' surcharge fund so far? That seems a very precise figure, particularly as it isn't an exact multiple of the £15 surcharge!
QJ, Stafford, UK

Best photo caption in Day in Pictures has got to be "A US soldier trains his rifle on a donkey as his unit searches a house on the outskirts of Muqdadiyah, Diyala province, north of Baghdad, Iraq, on 12 December 2007." I've always been scared of donkeys as well.
Ian Marsden, Bucharest, Romania

Adam, London (Thursday's letters) - That 'man' will have been me then? It also appears that I got my coat in 2006 to boot!
Tom, Leeds

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