Not such a mystery for dog owners? | Brief letters

Rishi Sunak’s mask | Yorkshire Times satirist | Mystery object identified? | For the love of Brahms | Hand-washing tunes | Living in the United Queendom

You describe Rishi Sunak’s mask as handsome and worthy of a likely GQ Man of the Year nomination (Face mask fashion: politicians step out in statement masks, 17 July), but he’s wearing one with a valve, the purpose of which is to protect the wearer, not those around him. Exactly right for a member of this corrupt Tory government, but not to be admired.
Julie Kemmy
Framingham Earl, Norfolk

• “Domocracy” (Letters, 17 July) was coined by Roger Winterbottom, the very funny and sharp political satirist who writes in the Yorkshire Times. Among other terms he has invented is one to describe Johnson and his cronies – a “liararchy”.
Kaye McGann
Standlake, Oxfordshire

• Surely the “semicircular scoop-like device on a handle” (Science Museum asks public to help identify mystery items, 19 July) is a dog ball thrower? It’s not hard to imagine the Victorian Wendy Darling taking one along when walking Nana and her errant brothers.
Paul Martin

• Since there is no God, neither Bach nor Beethoven can be near him (Letters, 19 July). I prefer Brahms, who understood as much.
John Pikoulis
Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan

• I’m now washing my hands to the tune of Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) (Letters, 20 July).
Mark Newbury
Farndale, Yorkshire

• I have lived all my life in the reign of Queen Elizabeth, so why am I not living in the United Queendom?
Maggie Jennings

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