Mint sauce should be seen, but never used | Brief letters

Boris Johnson | Trident | Clergy call-up | Bobble hats | Mint sauce storage

Re your report (Boris Johnson accuses SNP of seeking to ‘turn Scotland against itself’, 14 March), is this the same Boris Johnson who, regardless of the pandemic, pressed on with his party’s obsession with Brexit, thus dividing the nation and the nations and finishing up with a seriously flawed treaty with the EU?
John Warburton
Edinburgh

• In Tuesday’s edition of the paper I found an article headlined “NHS England needs extra £8bn to prevent service cuts, bosses warn” (Report, 16 March) and a front page headline “UK raises limit on Trident nuclear stockpile” (Report, 15 March). Who is doing the planning?
Jean Wood
Hythe, Kent

• The leaked defence review warns of technological and “doctrinal” threats. Should the clergy expect to be mobilised?
Rev Philip Welsh
London

• No, Tom Leanse (Letters, 14 March), it’s a bobble. I cannot tell you the grief caused by the Guardian fashion pages adopting the term “pompom beanie” for a bobble hat.
Liz Fuller
London

• Barbara Thompson is right that there is nothing wrong with an antique mint sauce collection (Letters, 15 March). However, the proper archival storage is not in a fridge or kitchen cupboard. It should be kept on a grocery shelf, where a controlled temperature environment can be maintained and the collection be made available for all to see and enjoy, at no charge. Under no circumstances should it come into contact with meat products.
William Hawkins
Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex

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