Losing an empire and seeking a role in shaping our international future in 2019 should encourage those attending the Last Night of the Proms to sing: "Countries of Hope and Danger / A World for all life / May we be your protection / contain greed and strife / (repetition) / honor the limits of nature! / End the war waste! We can save the earth's wealth / Now and for ever / (repeat). "While we wave their copies of the guard.
• Should the pilots of British Airways not be praised for having stopped hundreds of flights every day in the face of the threat of climate emergency?
Hampton Hill, London
• "Crash out of Europe" is an emotional term used by opponents of Britain's withdrawal from the EU. However, it is not possible to rush out of something, since the word "crash" describes a collision rather than a separation. A crash is also an unexpected event that requires years of disputes. Maybe a "way out of the EU" would be more accurate.
• They say Jadon Sancho, born in 2000, is the "first player to score in England in the 21st century". That would be true if the 21st century had not begun in 2001.
Nicholas Q Gough
• Interesting was the article by Elle Hunt about love as a numbers game (G2, 10th September). 831 is the number I use to sign my lyrics to my wife, ie eight letters, three words, one meaning – I love you.
South Shields, South Tyneside
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