In the Guardian app’s UK Daily edition (18 August), I was intrigued to read, in the Financial section, “Cashless society a step closer as more than 23m people abandon coins”, and then confused when I turned to the Life section to find “Cashback? The people ditching cards in the cost of living crisis”. Seeing both sides of the coin, then?
• Surely few students would be reassured by Jeremy Clarkson’s tweet saying that those with poor A-level results might end up like him (‘I’m holidaying on a boat’: celebrities’ words of wisdom on A-level results day, 18 August).
• A man who proclaimed the boundless benefits of leaving the EU now says Liz Truss is taking a “holiday from reality” (Gove backs Sunak and says Truss is ‘taking holiday from reality’, 19 August). Are they at the same resort?
• Re wearing a remainer badge abroad (Letters, 18 August), nothing beats the royal blue beret with 12 gold stars produced by Maggie Turner in Bath during those happy, hopeful days.
• To make clear my opposition to Brexit, I got a tattoo on my forearm saying “48%”. (No, it didn’t hurt.)
Darlington, County Durham
• Re unlikely rail destinations (Letters, 18 August), a colleague once came to Ore station in Hastings and flourished his ticket to Tbilisi, Georgia. The reply: “Tbilisi, mate? Change at Ashford.”
St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex
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