Greta Thunberg (After two years of school strikes, the world is still in a state of climate crisis denial, 19 August) provides a salutary reminder that it is not getting a B grade for an A-level where an A grade was expected that is going to adversely affect the life chances of today’s young people; it is something else entirely, about which there is far too little protest.
• Thanks to the Guardian, Art UK, contributing museums and galleries for the Great British Art Quiz, which concluded on Thursday. It’s been one of the memorable pleasures of four months’ sheltering. Among others: wearing elasticated trousers, going without makeup, and home grocery deliveries.
• When I read your headline (Government spends £56m on consultants to help with coronavirus, 20 August), my first thought was that, at long last, they are buying in the medical expertise needed. I really should have known better…
• I was disappointed to see the former Manchester Guardian describing Birmingham as “the UK’s second city” (Lockdown fears for Birmingham amid sharp rise in UK coronavirus cases, 21 August). Here in Manchester we absolutely know which is the UK’s second city. It’s London.
• This year’s haul: 10 jars of loganberry jam and four of rowanberry jelly. The blackberries got eaten (Letters, 20 August).
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