If science can be used to help understand people’s sexuality (Science may ‘produce an answer’ to being gay, says Brexit party MEP Widdecombe, 3 June) maybe it could also be used to discover what makes some people bigots.
Gordon Bennett, Llangollen canal
• Waitrose launches packaging-free trial (Report, 4 June). Great, but they are not the first supermarket to do so. We regularly use a similar facility in Morrisons, Guiseley, Leeds.
Otley, West Yorkshire
• I have met Seven Up’s Neil Hughes on a number of occasions through the parish council network in Cumbria (‘I see my life as a failure’, 3 June). He is anything other than a failure; in fact I have the highest regard and respect for him. If for no other reason, it takes huge courage to bare your soul to the nation every seven years.
• I look forward to the improvement in the police officer’s performance (Improvement plan for trampolining officer, 1 June) and hope he manages to add a couple of twists to his somersaults and point his toes more.
Riding Mill, Northumberland
• Should Ike Smith’s welding shop be put out of business (Rumblings of disquiet under the arches, 1 June), then I fear for Alf Tupper’s athletic career – perhaps the second longest in history after Wilson of the Wizard – and his diet of fish and chips.
St Albans, Hertfordshire
• “I have a theory that people often have similar careers to others born on, or close to, the same day.” Please don’t say that, Patricia Pipe (Letters, 3 June): I share my birthday with Nigel Farage.
(Retired charity administrator), London
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