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Sarah Helm is compelling on the necessity to talk with Hamas to secure peace, justice for the Palestinians and security for Israel (Opinion, 19 May). When negotiations with the more moderate PLO failed, Hamas took its place. If Hamas’s new olive branch fails, jihadism and/or Islamic State will likely take its place. Israel and the west must respond positively to see if fresh negotiations can succeed. Or simply accept culpability in escalating terror, siege and misery.
Labour, House of Lords
• Lloyds claims taxpayers made £900m profit from a bailout of £20.3bn over six years (Report, 18 May). How much would Lloyds normally expect to make over six years on an investment of £20.3bn? Perhaps £900m a year?
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