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News that the Chagos Islands are to go on the green travel list (Report, 25 June) should allow Chagossians to visit the homeland they were exiled from nearly 50 years ago. This would be a first step towards an overall settlement with Mauritius, bringing the UK into line with the requirements of international law.
Former British high commissioner to Mauritius
• Thank you, Nesrine Malik, for reminding us that no version of spoken English is “pure” (My English will never be ‘perfect’ – and that’s what keeps a language alive, 28 June). This would have not cut much ice with a former parishioner who refused to use any modern translation of the Lord’s Prayer on the grounds that “if the old version was good enough for Jesus then it’s good enough for me”.
Fr Alec Mitchell