Dear Sir One quarter of the population of Majorca, over 250'000 people, are prohibited from voting for the Consell and the Balearic Parliament. These includr all 2nd class tax-paying fellow Europeans who are legally resident here.

Perhaps the Libyans, Syrians and Egyptians will see democracy and universal suffrage introduced before we do! Dr. G. Bonsall
Palma de Mallorca

Dear Sir
Imagine if bin Laden had been taken alive and transported to Guantanamo. Already scores of Americans would have been taken hostage and threatened with having their throats cut if he was not released. Some would be dead by now. Wars are difficult, bloody and often immoral. Heads of state have many problems with all solutions “bad”. I'm glad I'm not President Obama.

Mike Lillico
Playa de Palma