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Your print headline “Chancellor to strike bullish note in budget” (Report, 26 October) contains a spelling mistake and a missing letter. Large amounts of the funds are recycled from previous announcements and not new money at all.
Adrian Quinn
Caldicot, Monmouthshire

• Internal voices are hardly the “last mind mystery” (The last great mystery of the mind: meet the people who have unusual – or non-existent – inner voices, 25 October). Far more fundamental and intractable are the appearance of “ideas” (a Greek invention) “from” somewhere, and, related but distinct, the (effortless, unconscious) externalisation of pre-linguistic “idea-material” to speech and writing – without any prior mental voice.
Guy Dugdale
London

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