Better way to be a bean-counter | Brief letters

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Paying tax | Suez crisis | James Dyson | Welsh language | London’s new concert hall

While heartily endorsing Frances Ryan’s comments (G2, 23 January) on the joy of tax, may I also strengthen her resolve by reminding her that by filling in her tax return she can help those less fortunate than herself without having to do anything silly or exhausting like sit in a bath of baked beans or run a midnight marathon.
Anne Summers
Honorary research fellow, Birkbeck, University of London

• John Coad (Letters, 23 January) is right about how the 1956 Suez fiasco divided Britain. Fresh back from 18 months’ national service in the Canal Zone, I had just started at Goldsmiths’ College and took part in a series of fierce debates, speaking vehemently from the stage in the Great Hall in support of Eden – to my shame today!
Tony Mitchell
Keynsham, Somerset

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