The title of your long read (November 1) asks if the IMF is fit for purpose. In a word: yes. The IMF is the stick used to smash national economies like so many piñatas to enrich the rich and powerful of the world at the expense of ordinary citizens. As such, it works exactly as expected.
The west coast of Scotland has a wonderful quality of slowing things down, letting gaps between seconds appear. Ian Jack’s writing had a similar quality (Obituary, October 30). When reading his chronicles, the pace dropped to such a level that anyone could climb. No horns were sounded in vain. Let’s all light candles for the big man.
Unfortunately, there will soon be no more libraries for “getting smart” in (Letters, October 31). They will all have been closed due to the reckless and cruel austerity in place during 12 years of Tory rule.
I wasn’t sure I’d enjoy your long read on moss (November 3), but it’s growing on me.
Surely it’s time to rename LF to the PMDATQ – The Prime Minister does not answer questions.