Hamsters and the chocolate torture treatment | Brief letters

Pension scams | Denis Healey | Lolly sticks | Brilliant Steve Bell | Dog names

Following the coalition government pension reforms in 2015, is it any wonder that many people have been tricked out of their life savings (Scammed pension pot holders losing average £91,000, campaign warns, 14 August)? As our Queen famously remarked when she visited the London School of Economics after the 2008 financial crisis, “Why did no one see it coming?
Kay Powell
Cardiff

• What’s with all these people claiming to have met Denis Healey (Letters, passim) reporting what he said in some sort of “northern” orthography (“Ah think”, and so on)? Yes, he did come from Leeds, but his pronunciation was not dissimilar from that of Roy Jenkins. Can we level the field? Let’s have Boris Johnson reported as saying “fahk business”.
Frank Welsh
Balsall Common, West Midlands

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Source: theguardian
Hamsters and the chocolate torture treatment | Brief letters