How I barged into my very own canal crisis | Brief letters

The two union flags flanking Boris Johnson in the new press briefing room look like folded bats’ wings. Surely some of the £2.6m outlay could have been spent on a blower which could make the flags flutter with all that hot air.
Sam White
Lewes, East Sussex

Was Ian Grieve at the Llangollen canal basin in the late 1970s (Letters, 28 March)? His letter brought back memories of a barging holiday. At the large, round basin, barges were carefully manoeuvred for a three-point turn. I thought that all it needed was throttle down and a hard right turn. My embarrassed crew (wife and two young children) jumped on to the quayside and abandoned me. Fortunately no TV crews, but much amusement for bystanders.
Tony Collins
Batley, West Yorkshire

It’s good to know that both sides of the Brexit debate are to be presented “fairly and in a balanced way” at the new museum of Brexit (Report, 28 March). Pity that didn’t happen leading up to the vote.
Mick Beeby

John Cranston (Letters, 28 March) actually looks at the puzzle when he fills it in. In our household we do it with our eyes shut, before the paper arrives. And we’re not even from Yorkshire.
Alan Robinson
Griffydam, Leicestershire

Excellent news that GSK will begin manufacturing the Novavax vaccine in Barnard Castle (Report, 29 March). Will Dominic Cummings be keeping an eye on things?
Terence Padden
Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire


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