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17:15 UK time, Friday, 14 May 2010

Re banning mobiles in meetings, I have had a plumber take calls and get called away by other clients twice and then he had the cheek to charge me travel time for having to come back.
Sally Heming @BBC News Magazine

They say pictures are worth a 1,000 words so I have put together this image to sum up the entire election in a single simple view. I humbly suggest it can be inserted into the pages of the history books and will save some poor soul from having to cobble together a load of that "the maths did not work any other way and the country needed a strong and stable government" nonsense.
Christian Cook, Epsom, UK
Monitor note: Other images summing up the entire election are no doubt available.

Wouldn't it be a good idea to have the new coalition cabinet wear green ties - blue and yellow does make green.
Kit, Devon

Brianofthecam, Cambridge (just down the road - hi there!), Downing Street's windows are most likely bulletproof, just like the windows of the Cabinet room. They cracked in 1991 with the force of the blast.
John Airey, Peterborough, UK

Hey! Where's the low-graphics version of the BBC news site gone? The high-graphics version is much harder for the visually impaired, takes longer to load for those of us on dial-up, and takes much longer to find individual stories. Bring it back please!
Terry, Christchurch, NZ

Ditto. I now get abused with a slideshow of a grinning David and Nick rather than my nice clear headlines. A turn for the worse.
Tim Granger, Cambridge

Luisa, who is taken with the job title of Chief Whip (Thursday letters), we have better titles here in the Capitol. I imagine the Sergeant-at-Arms at one point actually did have a gun (or probably, even still does), but I can only assume that the Engrossing Secretary maybe is furnished with a plentiful supply of lipstick and the odd flirtatious remark.
Rachel, Minnetonka

So there are people out there who will read this story and then comment on the redundant word in the headline (Thursday letters).
Kaylie, Runcorn, UK

Si, Hannah (Thursday letters), actually the duplication of parts of an acronym can help clarify meanings, for example SAT test, ISBN number, ATM machine, HIV virus. I don't need to know what they stand for, but I know they are a test, a number, a machine and a virus.
Tom, Maidstone, UK

An ASBO Order has a certain sense to it though - an ASB Order smacks of encouragement.
Rahere, Smithfield

I see Sam Cam has stepped down from her "full-time" job. But in the body of the article we learn she had been working four days a week before stepping down to two during the election campaign. Maybe this definition of full-time is why we miss out on Letters on a regular basis? Does Monitor follow Sam Cam's example?
Margaret, Christchurch, NZ

Lavender-flavoured coffee might make the Monitor twitch (Thursday letters), but there are a couple which I would like to see. I suggest bacon-and-egg flavour for an all-in-one treat, and tea-flavoured coffee for those of us racked by indecision. Cheese and onion tea, vicar ?
Graham, Purmerend

Re Michael of Edinburgh and the missing 54 letters, will the following do:
A a B b C c D d E e F f G g H h I i J j K k L l M m N n O o P p Q q R r S s T t U u V v W w X x Y y Z z ß ø
(I particularly like the last two.)
Tom, Croydon


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