I sense sorry for Boris Johnson (North Shropshire: PM in ‘last possibility saloon’, 18 December). Coming from a extended-standing member of the Labour celebration, this could audio odd. I should really incorporate that I also come from a family that despatched boys to Eton – girls were being, and nevertheless are, spared these types of a destiny – so I have intimate know-how of the injury that this sort of a “good education” can do. Puzzled visitors have only to refer to Richard Beard’s Unhappy Very little Adult men, as advised by John Harris (Boris Johnson’s crises boil down to a single factor: contempt for the rest of us, 12 December).
That ebook makes very clear how tearing boys absent from their family members from the age of 7, isolating them from the genuine environment for months on stop and subjecting them to a routine of bullying conformity – with the promise that one working day they will lead the place – produces men who locate psychological link and empathy a actual problem, to put it mildly.
Regardless of what one thinks about the recent predicament of Johnson, this is not the sort of instruction to which the youthful folks of our nation should aspire.
The offices of bailiff of the manor of Northstead and steward of the Chiltern Hundreds are efficiently resignation automobiles for MPs. I would like to propose a third business: governor of Peppa Pig Entire world – for which there is now an apparent prospect.
Barry, Vale of Glamorgan
In appointing Simon Situation, the cabinet secretary, to look into parties at No 10, Boris Johnson ought to have heeded Inspector Truscott’s maxim in Joe Orton’s Loot: “Never lookup your own again property – you may possibly find what you are searching for” (No 10 occasion inquiry head steps down over promises he also broke rules, 17 December).
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Simon Scenario, henceforth to be recognized as the beverages cabinet secretary.
West Norwood, London