Give women’s sport a chance on International Women’s Day | Brief Letters

Margaret Thatcher statue | Women’s sport | Ian St John | Drying washing | Potholes | Carrie Symonds

I note that the erection of a statue of Margaret Thatcher in Grantham will no longer be publicly funded, but instead covered by private donations (Grantham council won’t pay for Thatcher statue unveiling, 2 March). In short, it has been privatised. It’s what she would have wanted.
Keith Flett
Tottenham, London

• Monday is International Women’s Day. How about breaking the long sexist habit of your newspaper and devoting the whole of the sports section to women’s sport? I dare you. After that, challenge yourselves to keep a 50-50 balance of women and men.
Mary Gildea
Charlton, London

• The story that I always loved about Ian St John (Obituary, 2 March) was the following one. Priest: “And what would you do if Jesus came to Liverpool?” Little lad: “Move St John out to the wing, Father.”
Tim O’Malley
Stone, Staffordshire

• I’m a bit puzzled. If your readers don’t hang their washing out in the cold weather (Letters, 2 March), how do they get their clothes dry? In an environmentally damaging tumble dryer? In front of a pollution-causing wood-burning fire? Surely not.
Gordon Glassford
Corby, Northamptonshire

• Given the state of the roads where I live, I’d settle for levelling up the potholes before they make a start on the rest of the country. (Editorial, 28 February).
Richard Ellerker
Warboys, Cambridgeshire

• Carrie Antoinette (Creating a charity to pay for PM’s flat refurb would be ‘an outrage’, 2 March)?
Margaret Farnworth


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