Let’s have three strikes at the dispatch box too | Brief letters

Cutting politicians short | Meghan Markle’s tights | Crosses and crucifixes | WH Smith | Sports headlines

I think Richard Madeley is on to something with his “three strikes and you’re out” proposal to deal with politicians who won’t answer the question put to them (Cutting short the interview was the best thing I’ve done, 31 May). Could I suggest that this principle is taken a step further and applied to prime minister’s questions. It might stop Theresa May yelling “Wales” whenever she is asked a question about the state of the NHS in England.
Mike Pender

• Meghan Markle has apparently gone from “woke princess” to “Duchess of Stepfordshire” in barely a fortnight on account of wearing the “wrong” kind of hosiery (The meaning of beige tights: they show what the Windsors will do to Meghan, 31 May; Letters, 31 May). Enchanted tights or shortest (media) honeymoon ever?
Derrick Cameron

• Could you please sort out the difference between a cross and a crucifix (Bavaria brings in duty to display crosses, 31 May)? A cross is unadorned, a crucifix has a figure of Christ attached (or “fixed”, geddit?).
Dr Brigid Purcell

• I see that Judith McBrien will visit Staples to meet her and her chickens’ stationery needs (Letters, 31 May). Another kick in the teeth for WH Smith.
Ian Grieve
Gordon Bennett, Staffs and Worcester canal

• Have just seen the headline “Storm brews over Open call for preferred lies” (Sport, 31 May) and thought at first it referred to the next stage on from “alternative facts”.
John Sheard

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