I AM sure that most people will agree that there are a number of things that could have been done better in response to the pandemic, but few would include the vaccination programme.
I received my second dose of the vaccine on Thursday and I feel compelled to put on record my admiration for how this mammoth task is being delivered by NHS clinicians and administrators, not to mention the small army of volunteers. I may even go so far as to commend the Government for having the foresight to get ahead of the game by pre-ordering vaccines.
In the face of this pandemic, it is reassuring to know that, given the opportunity, the UK can still organise and mobilise resources effectively to meet the challenge.
As we move forward, I would like to think that the crucial role played by the NHS over that last year is recognised by the Government and that it is resourced, organised and delivered to the benefit of both service users and staff.
From: Mike Lacey, Elloughton.
WE are hopefully coming out of the Covid pandemic. At the same time the nation’s financial debt is at its greatest since the end of the Second World War. We are also in the early stages of Brexit.
So, what do the politicians and elements of the media get excited about? Who paid for the wallpaper or whatever in the PM’s apartment. The Leader of the Opposition addresses Parliament, clearly seeing himself back in court, wigged and robed. The leader of the Liberal Democrats jumps on the same bandwagon and, bringing up the rear is the SNP.
The Labour Party wants to remind itself how it lost so many previously safe seats in the last general election. The Liberals should remember what happened to their leader at the last general election, and the SNP leader should go back home to Scotland, and stay there.
From: JA King, Thurgoland, Sheffield.
I SEE the opposition parties jumping on the bandwagon with regards to the refurbishment of the Downing Street flat.
I consider the cost to be a very small price to pay for all the stupidity that Boris Johnson has to put up with from these parties without one bright, positive, constructive idea in their collective.
In real terms, the Prime Minister has earned it for dealing with Covid, the vaccines programme and for getting us released from that controlling bureaucratic nonsense of the European Union.