Whether or not Ron Kirby (letter Oct 30) chooses to listen to radio or watch TV is, of course, a matter purely for him.

However, his blank refusal to engage with ideas that he does not like is a prime example of the so-called “cancel culture” about which there are rightly so many complaints.

The more people close their minds to other people’s points of view, the more set we become in our different ways, and the more divided as a country.

By “political correctness”, perhaps he means trying to understand how others see things, and by “wokeism” looking again at a history that has become mythologised and sanitised.

It’s the end of democracy and civilised society when we stop trying to understand those we disagree with.

Barry Tempest