Am I alone in wondering if Boris Johnson has decided to adopt the governmental opening gambit of many a previous ‘revolutionary’ ruler and take control of the state broadcasting company?

Richard D Bowen,

Farrar Street, York

The BBC should stop paying silly salaries

Apparently the BBC has warned us that the abolition of the licence fee will leave it with a shortfall of £200 million a year. How about this for an easy fix: stop paying ridiculous salaries to certain people - you know who I’m talking about - and stop giving out stupid bonuses for shambolic results.

Problem solved. Easy wasn’t it?

Mick Horsman,

Moorland Road, York