What the people of this country want | Brief letters

You report (24 November) that leftwing members of Labour’s national executive committee staged a mass walkout of an online meeting. The mind boggles as to how you walk out of an online meeting. Do you just switch off your device or leave it switched on, leave the room and allow your colleagues to admire your wallpaper, pictures or the titles on your bookshelf?
John Marriott

• Barbara Thompson (Letters, 24 November) seems very unlucky. Here in Liverpool, where I took part in the vaccine trial, we were offered tea, coffee and chocolate biscuits, and told to help ourselves. Maybe it’s just Yorkshire?
Laurie Canham

• You report five-mile lorry queues in Kent (24 November). We have been threatened with queues of 7,000 lorries. Could we have a consistent scale or at least a conversion formula: how many lorries to the mile (or kilometre in France)?
Michael Harrison

• Life isn’t fair, is it? Reading Polly Toynbee’s article (By freezing pay and benefits, Sunak will be levelling down, not up, 24 November) just underlines that fact. My husband and I, in our 70s and 80s, have been beneficiaries all our lives. From the start of the NHS, to decent occupational pensions and now the triple lock on the state pension. And our grandchildren? Sod all.
Val Prior
Waterlooville, Hampshire

• What the people of this country want is for Boris Johnson to stop saying “What the people of this country want…”
Alan Cleaver
Whitehaven, Cumbria


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