I hope the LSE academics suggesting that some folk are embracing more common pursuits such as football in their Who’s Who entries (16 April) examined what the entrants actually submitted. I recall completing an entry to one biographical yearbook and stating my interest in “rugby league football”. When published, it said my interests were “rugby, league football”. I am convinced that my reduced majority at the next election was down to the belief that I was into rugby union and soccer.
Labour MP for Wakefield, 1987-2005
o So, the people were wise enough to decide the complex matter of Brexit, yet lack the wisdom to distinguish between planning for ending lockdown and actually ending lockdown (Editorial, 16 April)?
o Your editorial (17 April) mentioned that nurses, GPs, occupational therapists and pharmacists are chartered. Physiotherapists are also chartered – and are particularly relevant in this pandemic, including musculoskeletal physiotherapists changing specialities to become respiratory physiotherapists.
Chartered respiratory physiotherapist, Eastbourne, East Sussex
o I loved The Mirror and the Light, and Ulysses (Letters, 17 April), but not even Covid-19 could induce me to a second attempt at The Lord of the Rings.
Norton Saint Philip, Somerset
o Delighted to report that on Sunday our first swallow of 2020 arrived, thereby alleviating our isolation here in north Pembrokeshire.
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