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There’s no shortage of rightwing jokes

<span>Photograph: Simon Dawson/AFP/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Simon Dawson/AFP/Getty Images

I have two additions to your excellent article (How to stop your bicycle from being stolen, 28 August). First personalise your bike – in my case with flowers. My husband has put masking tape to hide all the manufacturer’s details. Paint works well. The second recommendation is Pinhead locks, which require a key to remove pedals, headset, saddle etc. This deters thieves since they would be unlikely to be able to sell the bike.
Rosemary Aikman
Manchester

• The movie meal that stays in my mind (Letters, 30 August) is in Peter Greenaway’s The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover: the deliciously cooked Alan Howard is stuffed with his own books and served to Michael Gambon in Le Hollandais restaurant by his unfaithful wife, Helen Mirren.
Christine Hawkes
Cambridge

• Stuart Jeffries, reviewing a TV programme about Spurs, writes that it “comes from our boringly sanitised era of sports documentary” (31 August). No mention of the excruciatingly honest Sunderland ’Til I Die, which certainly doesn’t.
John Huntley
Manchester

• Shortage of rightwing comedians (Rightwing comedians not funny enough for BBC shows, says insider, 1 September)? Haven’t they tried the cabinet?
Pete Rushforth
Sheffield

• Simon Case’s appointment as head of the civil service (Report, 1 September) presumably qualifies him as Head Case.
Dr Patrick O’Sullivan
Liskeard, Cornwall

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