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Showing a flair for flares down the ages

Letters
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Dr Peter Thomson asks why GPs are so persistently undervalued (Letters, 18 February). It is partly because young doctors were let down by my generation. I became a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 1985. The name should have been changed to the Royal College of Family Practitioners at that time. The tone could have been reset and we would correctly be family medicine specialists.
Denis Jackson
Glasgow

• I was delighted to read that the world of fashion has at last caught up with me (‘A cavalcade of good bad taste’: men leading the revival of flares, 22 February). I have consistently worn flares ever since the early 1970s, though by the early 80s I had to start wearing them upside down.
John Nicholls
Caversham, Reading

• Zoe Williams should do what we do and take all Zoom calls on a smartphone (Letters, 22 February). That way we can barely see ourselves, and the others are scarcely bigger.
Margaret Squires
St Andrews, Fife

• It’s rare to find an oxymoron in the Guardian, but on Monday you magnificently referred to “the Common Sense Group of more than 50 Tory MPs” (Politicians should not ‘weaponise’ UK history, says colonialism researcher, 22 February).
Dr Allan Dodds
Nottingham

• Perhaps the House of Lords could embrace the modern era even more thoroughly by changing its name to reflect the fact that there are women in it (Virtual Lords could be here to stay after Covid – but will MPs follow?, 21 February).
Sally Marthaler
Brighton, East Sussex