Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 24 April 2019

Is Theresa May on her way out in Brexit Britain?

Our readers have their say on Joe Biden, Mozambique, Theresa May, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and peanut allergy

U.S. former Vice President Joe Biden's behaviour was allegedly inappropriate with Nevada politician Lucy Flores. REUTERS
U.S. former Vice President Joe Biden's behaviour was allegedly inappropriate with Nevada politician Lucy Flores. REUTERS

I write in reference to your article UK faces calls for unity government amid Brexit impasse (March31). With Prime Minister Theresa May on the rocks and her party in meltdown, is Brexit on course to lead to Therexit? As ever, I wonder why David Cameron got involved in this disastrous misadventure in the first place.

Name withheld by request

Could the #MeToo movement claim another major scalp?

I refer to your article Joe Biden faces new scrutiny from Democrats over behaviour with women (April 1).

Your article on the allegations against former US vice president Joe Biden was ­comprehensive. This has certainly been big news in the

US as the 2020 race takes shape.

Mr Biden has responded in to the allegations and said that he has “not once” acted inappropriately. But whether his words will pacify his party colleagues remains to be seen. Could the #MeToo movement be about to claim another high-profile scalp?

K Ragavan, Bengaluru

If these concerning allegation – which Joe Biden strenuously denies – are found to be true, then he should be held accountable for his disturbing behaviour with women.

Rick Hood, Abu Dhabi

Erdogan’s political acrobatics could set him up for a fall

I refer to your article Turks vote in test for Recep Tayyip Erdogan as recession hits home (March 31). Political acrobatics are all the rage in many so-called democracies, including ­Turkey. But there is usually no net below if an acrobat-cum-­politician misses the bar on their jump.

Name withheld by request

Water and sanitation are critical in Mozambique

I refer to your news item ­Mozambique’s cyclone-­ravaged Beira city (March 30). It is shocking that 271 cases of cholera have been reported in Mozambique. International health ­authorities such as the Red Cross and the United Nations Health Agencies should step in to contain the menace and help the many victims. Unfortunately, help is always a bit slow in coming when Africa is hit by natural disasters such as the cyclones that struck Mozambique. Human life is precious and needs to be preserved everywhere. Sanitation and clean drinking water should be given top priority.

Millions of citizens displaced by the cyclone need to be ­helped. Congratulations to your esteemed newspaper for ­underscoring the plight of the sick in Mozambique.

Rajendra Aneja, Dubai

Nuts can be extremely dangerous on long flights

I write in reference to your article Peanuts off menu for ‘nut rage’ Korean Air Lines (March 31). It is about time airlines recognised that certain types of nuts can cause extremely severe allergies. For some people, simply smelling peanuts can send them into anaphylaxis.

Beverly Newell, RA

Updated: April 1, 2019 06:30 PM

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