Once they all get to Davos this week (Davos moves out as the VIPs prepare to move in, 20 January), any chance we can build a wall round it and hold them there for a while so that the rest of us can sort things out?
West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire
• Is Brexit-free Saturday going to be a regular feature of the new Guardian? Saturday’s edition was the first I can remember since the referendum that was entirely free of the same old Westminster/Brussels froth. Brilliant concept.
South Cave, East Yorkshire
• President Macron on the Andrew Marr show was more eloquent in English than our prime minister and most of her Brexit team – more sincere and straightforward, no meaningless soundbites. Vive la République.
• Long may Emma Brockes (Tomayto or tomahto?, 19 January) struggle in her American home to cling to “chemist” in place of the upstart “pharmacy”. Could she campaign for a return to “apothecary”. It was good enough for Romeo when he was looking for painkillers. Boots the Apothecary?
• “A steam locomotive pulls a train …” (Rail plan caption, 17 January); that’s not just a steam locomotive – it’s the Flying Scotsman.
• Carillion plc: an appropriate name for whom the bells now toll (After the shock of Carillion, 18 January).
Dr David Griffiths
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