Honours snub for John Bercow is petty | Brief letters

New year honours list | NHS gobbledegook | Pedants and pendants | Feelgood factors

He presided over the House of Commons for 10 years, defending parliament against an overbearing executive, and he has his critics. But excluding John Bercow from this year’s honours list (Report, 28 December) seems to be an act of extreme pettiness.
Michael Gibson
chstadt, Germany

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Dr Simon McCann
Chorleywood, Hertfordshire

• I was intrigued by Clive Goodhead’s letter (28 December), which he writes as the self-proclaimed president of the York Society of Practising Pendants. Is this a swingers group?
Peter Kennedy
Wivenhoe, Essex

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Steven Farrell
Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire

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Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire

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