‘Boaty McBoatface’ launch | Minor key | Morris barbecue | Letter-writer meet-ups | The summer of ’47 | Perfectionism article rated

In his 1980s Guardian series Fourth Division England, Matthew Engel alluded to a “conspiracy to pretend that Birkenhead does not exist”. More than 30 years on, and eight weeks after the town’s football club’s return to the fourth division, the Guardian is complicit in claiming the Birkenhead-launched RRS Sir David Attenborough would “make its debut in Liverpool” (‘Boaty McBoatface’ makes Mersey debut, 14 July).
Bill McGinley

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