Fairly paid? Better to ask your daughter


Deborah Behrman (Letters, 24 May) does not recall the wives of male PMs being credited with advising their husbands. What about Clementine Churchill’s letter of 27 June 1940 warning her husband that “there is a danger of your being generally disliked by your colleagues and subordinates because of your rough sarcastic & overbearing manner … I cannot bear that those who serve the Country and yourself should not love as well as admire and respect you. Besides you won’t get the best results by irascibility & rudeness.”
Oliver Miles

• Perhaps the BBC should introduce the “daughter question” when deciding on pay (BBC producer publicly rejects job paying less than rate for a man, 23 May). Would your daughter consider the salary fair? Clearly Karen Martin’s daughters are able to cut straight to the (fair) point.
Rowena Beighton-Dykes
Weston, Cheshire

• Mulhouse (Letters, 23 May) also has the French national automobile museum, Cité de l’Automobile, also known as the Schlumpf Collection. All those Bugattis in one place!
Dr Paul Machon
Arthingworth, Northamptonshire

• We have a perm kit on display at the Nidderdale Museum (The perm is back!, G2, 22 May). Unfortunately, it is not available for use by our visitors.
Joanna Moody
Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire

• With regard to parcel postboxes (20 May), these big-mouthed boxes need a new name. “Bojos” perhaps?
Stephen Emsley
Newcastle upon Tyne

• No cuckoo, but our first European hornet in the conservatory this week here in Redditch. Frightening.
Roy Banks
Redditch, Worcestershire

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