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<i>IoS</i> letters, emails & online postings (31 May 2009)

Malcolm Morrison calls for a statutory slot for "None of the above" on all ballot papers (Letters, 24 May). He might like to know that this has been the rule for all internal elections in the Green Party for many years. The slot is called "Re-open nominations", and is lovingly known as Ron among party members.

Virginia Ironside&rsquo;s Dilemmas: My eighty year old mother has bouts of paranoia

Dear Virginia,

Every few days I look in on my mother, who is, at 80, quite frail, but fiercely independent. Recently she's been getting bouts of complete paranoia. She is convinced the neighbours are spying on her through holes they've bored in the walls. The other day she refused to let me in, accusing me of stealing from her purse. She won't talk to me on the phone and has been spreading rumours that I've hit her. Her doctor has tried to get a nurse to see her, but she just slams the door in her face. Is there anything I can do?

Yours sincerely, Angie

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"Dear Judge," she snivelled, "by not being fully open with the social workers, I stopped them from being able to do a full job. As a direct result of this my son got hurt and sadly lost his short life. I am truly sorry."

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Albrecht Schonherr: Evangelical bishop in Communist East Germany

Albrecht Schönherr helped to ensure that no blood was spilled during the struggles which led to German reunification in 1990. He was the longest-serving chairman, from 1969 to 1981, of the Kirchenbund der DDR (the Federation of Evangelical Churches in the German Democratic Republic), which he had been instrumental in creating.

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