Good news in this energy crisis is that it’s going to be more expensive to fly, and the hubris idea of £1 flights could be gone for good (Ryanair boss blames Brexit for chaos at airports and says the era of €10 plane tickets is 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 bunch of lies.
Long Marston, North Yorkshire
The lack of support for people facing crippling energy bills this winter is clearly designed to force people back to the office because no one will be able to afford to heat their house and run a computer all day. A united government was the last thing I expected from this lot.
The letter (August 12) 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.
About 40 years ago, I was a college lecturer and invited Raymond Briggs (obituary, August 10) to be a speaker. A few days later, an envelope arrived, inside which was a piece of paper torn from a notebook. It was scribbled on it: “Don’t talk. Raymond Briggs.
Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester
We first discovered a small gadget for poking eggs in Denmark many years ago (Letters, August 12). There it was called a “klumpe dumpe”. Of course, that’s the name we still use.