Caution! Stalled government ahead | Brief letters

Alan Gilzean | Eldorado at the BBC | Motorway speeds | Morris Minors | Fake news

Rumour has it that the only reason Alan Gilzean (Obituary, 12 July) stayed with Tottenham Hotspur after Jimmy Greaves left was that with the advent of substitutions, the Spurs manager agreed he would substitute him 15 minutes before full time. This enabled Alan to leave White Hart Lane before the crowds and get to his local in Winchmore Hill at opening time.
Steve Cunneen
Norwich

• Sam Wollaston misses the point of Eldorado (Costa del LOL, G2, 9 July). It was launched to take the place of thrice-weekly Wogan and contribute a large proportion of the 25% of non-news programming that had to be made by independent producers. Its per episode budget was fine but its management by committee was not.
Victoria Wegg-Prosser
Head of independents planning unit, BBC, 1991-93

• You know a government is in trouble when it goes for the “cones hotline” policy. It was John Major, in 1992, who recognised that even as the country was falling apart, what was really annoying was motorists having to slow down on motorways (Higher speed limits tested at motorway roadworks, 16 July).
David Napier
Lewes, East Sussex

• With Morris Minor anecdotes coming in thick and fast (Letters, 16 July), might the Guardian consider publishing an anthology to mark the 70th anniversary of the debut of this wonderful car on 20 September 1948 at the Earls Court Motor Show?
Giles Youngs
Drinkstone, Suffolk

• Trump or the Sun? I don’t know who to believe (I didn’t criticise PM. That is fake news, says Trump, 14 July)!
Ruth James
Little Somerford, Wiltshire

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