I would like to know what that oft-quoted phrase “British values” means. I always thought it was something to do with honesty, integrity and probity, but it seems that it is possible to occupy an important position in this country without any of these qualities.
Thames Ditton, Surrey
At least Jane Giddens received a Conservative party leaflet (Letters, 3 May). Seeing me entering the house carrying a copy of the Guardian, our Tory canvasser muttered: “No point asking for your support then.” Unfortunately, I doubt if he is right in all cases.
Oldham, Greater Manchester
When I was at primary school in the 1950s, there was a girl in my class who always brought in the previous day’s Guardian and gave it to our teacher, because her parents knew she liked it but couldn’t always afford her own copy. I don’t know what happened in the holidays.
Jill Adams (née Coates)
Declan Ryan’s long read on boxing (4 May) is one of the most beautiful pieces of writing I have read in the Guardian for a long time. It was informative, evocative and charged with emotion. Bravo!
May I suggest that the next outing of the anti-corruption unit AC-12 (TV review, 2 May) should be set in the House of Commons? It would provide several rich plotlines.