Category: Sir!

Dump him!

This is about a letter to Pamela Stephenson Connolly, the Guardian’s agony aunt for all things sexual. The letter is from a 27-year-old woman who had developed an eating disorder as a result of...

Who is the philistine here?

There’s a letter in today’s Guardian in response to a debate about the virtues of Pimlico comprehensive school, a concrete-and-glass building designed by the architectural team at the then Greater London Council which was...

“My parents say I’m ugly…”

There is a letter in the weekend section of today’s Guardian from a teenage girl to an advice columnist called Annalisa Barbieri, who answers a question each week about difficulties with family relations. This...

Letter to the Guardian on Niqaab

I wrote this letter last Thursday after seeing a series of very hostile letters in the Guardian following Kira Cochrane’s article in which she interviewed women who wear the niqaab (who had been conspicuously...

Women respond to Melville

Following my rant about Kate Melville’s letter in last Saturday’s Guardian, two women (one Muslim, one probably not) respond in today’s paper: Kate Melville weeps for the hijab- and niqab-wearing Muslim women who have...

Why the US election is everyone’s business

Jonathan Freedland: McCain or Obama? The US election result will have a huge impact on us | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk Or, to use the actual headline, “This pansy-ass limey Brit won’t butt...

More on silly 9/11 conspiracy theories

As an example of the sort of silly conspiracy-mongering George Monbiot was talking about in his article in the Guardian on Tuesday (which I linked), here is a reply to it (third letter down),...

Busybodies on niqab (2)

It’s still open season on niqabis, as the Independent prints four letters in response to Deborah Borr’s attack on them in Saturday’s edition. The letters can be read here in the left-hand column (not...

Anti-EU party lunacy

A short letter in today’s Sunday Telegraph wonders why Kilroy gave his party (of which we haven’t heard much since it was founded; wonder why?) a Latin name, Veritas (meaning Truth in English or...

Randhir’s at it again

Randhir Singh Bains of Gants Hill has got yet another letter in the Sunday Telegraph today (registration may be needed - it’s free). (Bains, as I’ve pointed out before, is a frequent writer of...