Ryanair boss is the teller of Brexit truths

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One shred of good news in this energy crisis is that it’s going to be more expensive to fly, and the hubristic idea of £1 flights could be gone for good (Ryanair boss blames Brexit for airport chaos and says era of €10 airfares over, 11 August). Michael O’Leary, for all his faults, is one of the few people with a public voice who has called Brexit what it is: a heap of lies.
Rachel Meredith
Long Marston, North Yorkshire

• The lack of support for people facing crippling energy bills this winter is clearly designed to force people back into the office, as nobody will be able to afford to heat their home and run a computer all day. Joined-up government was the last thing I’d have expected from this lot.
Chris Webster
Gümligen, Switzerland

• The letter (12 August) describing the purchase of a train ticket from Delhi to Oldham made me smile. In Lancashire, a similar story is told of a journey from Timbuktu to Burnley Central, Burnley Barracks, Burnley Rose Grove or Burnley Manchester Road.
Sue Hogg
Colne, Lancashire

• About 40 years ago, I was a university lecturer and invited Raymond Briggs (Obituary, 10 August) to be a speaker. Days later an envelope arrived, inside which was a piece of paper torn out of an exercise book. On it was scrawled: “Don’t do talks. Raymond Briggs.”
Paul Johnson
Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester

• We first came across a small gadget to prick eggs while in Denmark many years ago (Letters, 12 August). There it was called a “klumpe dumpe”. Obviously that is the name we still use.
Jane Miller
Towcester, Northamptonshire

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