Concerning the airbrushed HMS Belfast story, does anyone else find the excuse "a simple mistake in the advertising production process" deeply offensive and disingenuous? "A simple mistake" might cover forgetting to include it in a painting, but let's remember that someone took a conscious decision to airbush it out of the photograph for some reason. Whether that reason is simple aesthetics or to exclude something that has military connections is for you to decide. I know what I suspect.
Dear Monitor, you may recall that last year I brought your attention to the story which made me queasy, the "doctor slices rugby player lip" story. I am now "delighted" to inform you that another story has made me queasier still.
Michael Hall, Croydon, UK
"Newcastle United and St James' Park are together like black and white, do you want me to cut my vein and show you?" I don't understand. That is all.
Martin (Thursday's Letters), are you taking into account current and projected birth rates in your calculation? I'll get my uterus...
Rob Orme, Bangor, Gwynedd
Martin (Thursday's Letters), it would probably take longer than that: many of the seven billion will be infants and need to develop the fine motor skills and language skills (could take a while if English isn't their first language) needed to access the computer article. And then they might still have to wait for internet access, possibly their whole lives if they belong to the indigenous peoples of the Amazon or Borneo... I'll get my MAC
Ray, Turku, Finland
Martin (Thursday's Letters), we need to see your work in coming to that conclusion using, of course, monitorite methods of calculations (London buses, Wales etc)
I disagree with Paul from Ipswich (Thursday's Letters)! The BBC will write this up as a row row row. I'll get my boat.
David Richerby, Liverpool, UK