That's one virus gone by Christmas | Brief letters

The Cobblers | Dominic Cummings | Women in sculpture

Your writer from Northampton complained that his team’s FA Cup tie with Oxford United was ignored (Letters, 11 November). Given that the Cobblers were in fact playing non-league Oxford City and lost 2-1, I should think he would be quite pleased at the Guardian’s silence on the matter.
Steve Carden
Brighton, West Sussex

• Just before the consequences of Brexit hit, Dominic Cummings jumps ship (Dominic Cummings to leave Downing Street role by Christmas, 13 November). The rat.
Pete Bibby

• Maybe Boris Johnson was actually telling the truth when he said that the virus would be gone by Christmas.
Ian Grieve
Gordon Bennett, Llangollen Canal

• In the discussion of Maggi Hambling’s sculpture, Linda Fairbrother contrasts the representation of men and women (Letters, 11 November). In Lewes, the sculptor Marcus Cornish portrayed Thomas Paine emerging from the earth (his humble beginnings), book in hand, pushing against bureaucracy. It is a beautiful sculpture. Simple, solid and effective.
Jan Mortimer
Lewes, East Sussex

• I would like to reassure Linda Fairbrother that there is a recent statue of a suffragette that is truly excellent. Emily Wilding Davison has been commemorated in her home town of Morpeth with a statue made of steel. Emily is fully clothed and inspires us all whenever we pass her.
Livia MacDonald
Morpeth, Northumberland


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