What a spiffing fellow Boris Johnson is. I was left spitting and spluttering after reading his latest stupendous, stupid, statement (‘Stop spaffing money on historic abuse cases,’ says Johnson, 14 March). Not only does it entirely ignore the feelings of people who may have suffered sexual abuse, he seems to have forgotten how much money he “spaffed” on useless water cannon and a garden bridge in London. He should at least make some recompense from his own pocket for the money squandered.
• One cheer for the chancellor’s move (Hammond to promise funds to end period poverty in English schools, 9 March). To qualify for the other two cheers, remove the underlying problem: ensure that no household is so poor that women and girls cannot afford to buy sanitary protection, and exempt all these products from VAT.
• A discussion of British Jewish theatre (‘We’ve been ashamed of our voice’, G2, 13 March) and no mention of Jack Rosenthal, who wrote episodes for mainstream TV series and overtly Jewish plays – Bar Mitzvah Boy, The Evacuees – some of which became musicals? A pity.
• My hopes were raised when I saw the headline “Has Zidane killed off skinny jeans?” (G2, 13 March). Alas, the fashion police said no.
• Nice to see a full racing card for Cheltenham in Wednesday’s Guardian. Just like the good old days.
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