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16:20 UK time, Monday, 24 October 2011

Andrew Marr includes in his catalogue of all that's wrong with our green and pleasant land "sinister burger-tossers in lay-bys". What can he mean? Is it the fact that people may choose burgers that is "sinister"? Or that they are "tossed"? Or that the practice is carried on in lay-bys? I object strongly to this appallingly generalised characterisation. My local "buttie-bar" is clean, serves local produce and award-winning meat and is anything but sinister. Perhaps Andrew Marr has become too accustomed to the hole-in-the-corner, round-the-back-of-the-bikeshed world of Westminster dining to recognise good wholesome food and catering when he comes across it.
Peter Carlton, Skipton, UK

Re: the doughnut story. The quote from Judith Denby is quite possibly the most depressing view I have ever heard. "The doughnut industry in the UK is following the US example... doughnuts are very much about breakfast. I like snacks as much as the next person, but promoting doughnuts as a breakfast? What do you wash them down with - Budweiser?
T Rodgers, UK

After this much to drink - "whisky expert Mr Murray tasted more than 1,200 new drams before deciding on the winner"- how can we be sure he made the right decision?
Henri, Sidcup

Dedicated doughnut shops may well be popping up, but that clearly is not one of them as it also sells baguettes.
Basil Long, Nottingham

"Some of Brighton's 'un-dead' said they dressed as zombies just for fun" whilst others just said "Uunnnnnnnnnnn brains...brains...uhnnnnnnnn".
Simon Love, London

Birmingham prison keys loss: maybe they had "skeleton" keys as it is almost Halloween... spooky or what?
Tim McMahon, Pennar, Wales

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