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Is Boris Johnson’s increasingly dishevelled hairstyle a welcome sign of his impending exit from No 10 Downing Street? Photo: Leon Neal/PA

Is Boris Johnson’s increasingly dishevelled hairstyle a welcome sign of his impending exit from No 10 Downing Street? Photo: Leon Neal/PA

Is Boris Johnson’s increasingly dishevelled hairstyle a welcome sign of his impending exit from No 10 Downing Street? Photo: Leon Neal/PA

We read many complaints about our Government and their apparent vacillation in our present crisis.

Like the description of the 12 Apostles (in The Tailor And Ansty), “they are just plain ordinary ignorant men, like any plain ordinary ignorant men you could find in this parish – and that wouldn’t be difficult”.

But they are paying highly educated ‘experts’ big money for their advice. Those ‘experts’ are indecisive and undecisive, and fronting it all with MBA degrees.

Cal Hyland

Co Cork

 

Let’s keep doing the right thing to see off this devil

So here we go again. Another six weeks of lockdown and, indeed, probably more.

It is the right thing to do to shift this devil from our midst.

We must be patient – our jabs will come. There lies the answer. We must keep positive.

Brian Mc Devitt

Glenties, Co Donegal

Is it hair today and gone tomorrow for Boris?

The Book of Daniel records how King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon was punished over seven seasons: “His hair grew long like the feathers of an eagle, and his nails grew long like the claws of a bird.”

We will probably not have to tolerate Boris Johnson for ‘seven seasons’ as prime minister or wait for his fingernails to grow claw-like.

With the poor state of the economy, and the NHS on its knees, the prime minister’s disastrous political career may be over soon.

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Is Mr Johnson’s increasingly dishevelled hairstyle a welcome sign of his impending exit from No 10 Downing Street?

James Hardy

Belfast

 

Broadcasters are backward in terms of going forward

How on earth has the inane phrase ‘in terms of’ insinuated itself into every aspect of the broadcast media?

There was a time when no interview was complete without a couple of dozen ‘going forwards’ thrown into the mix.

Whereas it’s correct, for example, to express the laws of the universe ‘in terms of’ mathematical equations, the ubiquitous use of the phrase in the broadcast media is, for the most part, meaningless.

In terms of going forward, can someone call stop!

Dr Paul Balfe
Kilkenny

 

Captain Kelly needs to keep an eye out for his party

I see support for Labour has dropped to 3pc in the latest opinion poll.

Leader Alan Kelly will need to change his strategy.

His continued sniping at the Government, when he has no alternative plans, is going down like a lead balloon. Mr Kelly will always be best remembered as the minister for water charges.

Seamus McLoughlin

Co Leitrim

 

Donald Trump withdrawal syndrome has me sweating

I’m having recurring nightmares that Michael D Higgins has been replaced as President of Ireland by a large man, with orange skin and dyed blond hair, who eats multiple burgers and drinks Diet Bleach. Do you think I’m suffering from The DTs?

Kieran Cunningham

Dublin 11

 

The Big Fella’s old slippers would grace any catwalk

How lovely it was to see a picture of Michael Collins’ slippers (‘Not every man would wear Michael Collins’ slippers, even today’, Irish Independent, February 25). What style the man had! These slippers would grace any Paris runway and I could see many a stylish young man, or indeed woman, wearing these slippers today. If I were a shoe designer I would be making these slippers, with their fox imprints, before you could say “Tally Ho!”.

Marian Burns

Co Leitrim

 

Even the revolutionaries are entitled to comfy footwear

I wonder, after all these years, can the debate now be changed to: Who shod Michael Collins?

Tom O’Brien

Dalkey, Co Dublin

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