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A sporting show of Cornish pride | Brief letters


I was astounded to read that rugby football was invented at Rugby school in 1823 (Letters, 20 June) when in Cornwall we know that the Cornish invented it. “Hurling to goal” was described by Richard Carew in 1602. It is the forerunner of rugby, with equal numbers on each team, “dealing the ball” when tackled and no forward passing allowed.
Sally H Smith
Redruth, Cornwall

The question in Jonathan Freedland’s headline (Britain has a decision to make: the rule of Boris Johnson – or the rule of law?, 17 June) echoes one put to King Lear’s daughter Goneril after her lies, adultery and the murder of her sister. Her reply? “The laws are mine, not thine. Who can arraign me for’t?” Only the murder to go then.
Bee Hepworth
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

As a pensioner due to receive an inflation-linked increase next year (Brexit is making cost of living crisis worse, new study claims, 22 June), I will of course seek to justify this with productivity gains. I promise to read my daily Guardian even quicker.
Paul Collins
Sale, Greater Manchester

Sorry, Judith Eddy (Letters, 21 June), but at 87, to my horror, I’ve just balanced one and a half minutes on each leg. Please, please don’t let me live to 150.
Pam Devonald
Louth, Lincolnshire

Your Wordsearch in the print edition (G2, 21 June) claims to contain 15 words associated with penguins. I could not find “book” or “biscuit”.
Liz Fuller
London

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