Lifting of lockdown still requires caution – Yorkshire Post Letters

From: ME Wright, Harrogate.

A police officer patrols Scarborough's seafront as the lockown is eased.
A police officer patrols Scarborough's seafront as the lockown is eased.

LIKE Jayne Dowle, I am reserving judgment on “ the great leap forward to liberty” (The Yorkshire Post April 12). Jayne reminds us of freedom’s numerous caveats. As we’re dealing with linguist Boris Johnson and Co, perhaps we should consider caveat emptor – let the buyer beware.

Given all that happened prior to and since his rise to power, perhaps he should consider the equal and opposite ‘caveat venditor’ – let the seller beware. Among much else, all those Northern red-to-blue votes spring to mind!

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From: L Macdonald, Holmfirth.

Alchol can now be served at outdoor licensed premises as the lockdown is eased.

I AGREE that virus passports may be foreign in this day and age but, during the war, everybody was issued with an identity card, children too. Mine was carried in my gas mask box which we had to carry with us, even when we went out to play. The number on that card is now my National Insurance number.

From: Paul Morley, Long Preston, Skipton.

I LIKE a pint and socialising as much as the next person, but it makes me wonder what sort of society we have turned into. The threat of the pandemic has not gone away but all a lot of people are interested in is shopping, getting their hair and nails done and going on holiday. Worrying.

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