A Fit Case
Meera Syal’s success story in Britain should be used as a template for all would-be immigrants. She has made every effort to integrate through hard work and study; preserved the good things about her culture, like a respect for elders; and ditched the bad things about her culture, like forced marriage and female subjugation. Above all, she has discovered, as many immigrants have discovered before her, that being an outsider can be a positive force for creativity and entrepreneurialism rather than a negative force for rejection and marginalisation.
Stan Labovitch, Berkshire, in The Guardian
Murder Most Foul
One of the reasons I have chosen to live in Britain for 40 years is because nature is—or was—respected. Is it really necessary to transform all that is beautiful and useful for the majority into business and greed for a few? It is not the future annihilation of mushroom ground alone that saddens me but the irreversible destruction of an ancient and natural habitat—the lungs for life.
Anton Carluccio, London, in The Times
It was Dean Martin, not Frank Sinatra, who said that people who do not drink “know that when they wake up in the morning that’s as good as they are going to feel all day”. He also said that Sammy Davis Junior once did such a good impression of him that it took three days to sober up.
F.W. Nunneley, East Sussex, in The Times