IN reply to Theresa Quarmby’s letter (Mailbag, October 11) I would just like to ask: what happens to the couple who just want a night of pure lust and the condom bursts and they were not planning to have kids, only a good night?

I think the first thing would be a morning-after pill and pray that another unwanted child is not going to be born, Because accidents do happen in the bedroom and it will never stop unless partners go on the Pill. Sometimes that comes a cropper, and I don’t think it will ever change. Also, I don’t believe folk would want the back street abortionists to come back. We can leave that to the past.

Mike Warren-Madden


Praise for Burma stars

RITA Rearguard should not be so flippant abut the events or the consequent outcome of the events unfolding in Rangoon and Burma (Myanmar) as a whole (Letters, October 5).

With no disrespect for or towards (the then Indian) troops or those from the Antipodes who fought in General Slim’s 14th (the forgotten army) the army which liberated Rangoon in May 1945, three full months before the atom bombs brought the war with Japan to an abrupt close.

Troops from the British Isles endured malaria, dysentery and many other tropical diseases. They fought and died so Burma could be free and so become what we see on our television screens of today.

Another totalitarian state that creates asylum seekers of their own people.

My admiration and best wishes to any commonwealth “Burma Star” veteran who may read these comments.

Len Sanford