Readers' letters - July 4

Prince William does a much better job than Boris Johnson

Friday, 6th July 2018, 6:49 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 4:51 pm
The Duke of Cambridge during a visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, as part of his tour of the Middle East

With regard to the recent tour of the Middle East by Prince William, I have been struck by the dignity and sensitivity he showed when talking to politicians and religious leaders, visiting sites important to all three religions, the tomb of his great grandmother and somewhere as sensitive as Yad Vashem. He warmed to the youngsters playing football at Jaffa, reaching out to them as others are not always able to do. His formal addresses did not shirk the problems of the region but one felt that he was sincerely concerned to do what he could to address them. His visit could be a lesson to many of our politicians and especially to our current Foreign Secretary, showing how diplomacy works. Regarding Boris Johnson, Great Britain deserves a strong and persuasive representative not a comedy turn. Perhaps we should offer Prince William the job!Dr Sheila Hopkinsonvia email

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