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Boris Johnson may be adamant that he will not permit a Scottish independence referendum (PM will allow second referendum if SNP wins, says Sturgeon, 11 April), but the Scottish Conservatives are urging voters to support them, to prevent an SNP majority in the Scottish parliament and a referendum. Does this indicate that even his own party activists don’t take Johnson’s words seriously?
Alison McIntosh
Dundee

• As the marketers of the latest incarnation of cricket seek to change the outdated word “wicket” to “out” (Report, 13 April), why not increase accessibility still further by changing “runs” to “hits” and the whole sport’s name to “stick ball”?
Martin Datta
Lincoln

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