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While it’s good to see the England crew sporting anti-discrimination T-shirts (Ollie Robinson Twitter racism storm obscures ECB’s a long time of inaction, 9 June), maybe the England and Wales Cricket Board ought to be questioning why the entire crew is made up of white gamers. There are hundreds of black and Asian cricketers within the UK; what stops them making it into the nationwide crew? Perhaps not sufficient of them attend the personal faculties the place lots of the gamers of the previous couple of years have been educated. Privilege wins out once more.
Andrew Walker

I’m dissatisfied that Oxford college students wished to take away the Queen’s portrait (Report, 9 June) as a result of it represents colonial historical past, reasonably than as a result of it represents inherited privilege. Too near residence for some college students?
Bob Browning

First it was union jacks. Soon will probably be de rigueur to have a photograph of the Queen in your house, even these with gold wallpaper.
Maurizio Moore
Chelmsford, Essex

Years in the past in southern France, we had been delighted to listen to nightingales singing – on the primary evening (Letters, 8 June). The second evening was much less pretty, the third a torment. Then dinner on the fourth night was roasted small birds – quail, allegedly – and the issue ceased.
Anne Bryson
West Kirby, Merseyside

After years of IT specialists telling us that we “can’t break the internet” by urgent the fallacious button, it seems we will do it by updating our settings (Report, 9 June).
Phil Coughlin
Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear

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