Blaming the messenger?

Sir, – Richard Pine (Letters, July 23rd) appears to believe that because his grandmother was an invalid for most of her life, her doctor, the crickete(...)

Richard Pine: ‘The two vacancies in my life are equally catastrophic. I depended on each of them to the same extent.’

Last year I lost two of the five props that sustain my life: my closest friend and alcohol. Two enormous bereavements, from which I know I can never r(...)

Nikos Michaloliakos, leader of Golden Dawn, last month referred to two Greek citizens, sons of Nigerian immigrants, as “chimpanzees”. Photograph: John Kolesidis/Reuters

A report in these columns in July that an Italian senator had referred to the black Italian minister for integration as an “orangutan” should not give(...)