The Iron Lady could keep stumm when it suited her | Brief letters

Huawei | IAAF ruling | Emma Thompson films | Gender inequality in salons | The royal babyThe US secretary of state says: “Ask yourself: would the Iron Lady be silent when China violates the sovereignty of nations through corruption or coercion?” (What would Thatcher do, asks Pompeo as he urges Huawei U-turn, 9 May). Perhaps. She was mostly silent when the US, on numerous documented occasions, did exactly that.Brian SmithBerlin• Can we shortly expect the IAAF to insist that competitive swimmers with large feet, say size 15 or above – which we know gives them an unfair advantage – have their foot size restricted to ensure that men with small feet are not discriminated against (Letters, 4 May)? To those who are unsure, may I refer you to Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut?Anne SmithRoyston, Hertfordshire Continue reading...

Mike Pompeo invokes Thatcher in warning to UK over Huawei and China - video

The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has invoked Margaret Thatcher as he appealed to the Conservative right to take a firmer line with China, again urging the UK to resist efforts by Huawei ...

Wed 8 May 19 from Guardian.co.uk

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