An apt warning to Rishi Sunak from a man for all seasons | Brief letters

Rishi Sunak and those seeking to override the supreme court (Opinion, 29 November) should ponder the words of Sir Thomas More in Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons: “This country’s planted thick with laws from coast to coast … and if you cut them down – and you’re just the man to do it – d’you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then?”
Clive Collins
Martlesham Heath, Suffolk

Could the baffling expression “one of the only” (‘The monarchy looks vulnerable’, 28 November) please be banned from the Guardian in favour of “one of the [insert number]”, or at least “one of the few”? I don’t much like “one of the earliest/first/last” etc either.
Chris Short
Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

One of life’s simple pleasures is reading the country diary in conjunction with Google Earth, and the Street View feature, to add another dimension to my daily virtual visit to parts of Britain.
Nick Jones
Stocksfield, Northumberland

To continue: “On the second day of Christmas, Rishi Sunak saved for me / some stolen marbles and another year of austerity” (Letters, 23 November).
Ian Grieve
Gordon Bennett, Llangollen canal

Alumni from Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ school are also never in any doubt about correct apostrophe placement (Letters, 27 November).
Harry Chalton
Newcastle upon Tyne

I hope that when the wind lifted a young Paul Lynch “off his feat” (Interview, 27 November) he wasn’t defeeted.
Maggie Johnston
St Albans


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