We've clapped for carers. Now boo for bankers | Brief letters

Blame for the crash | MPs’ votes on pay rises for nurses and themselves | Beards and PPE for doctors | Feast or Famine? | Key worker Steve Bell

I agree with Larry Elliott (Blaming Labour won’t work this time – the Tories will have to own this crisis, 3 April) that the true villains of the 2008 financial crash were never punished, and that their misdeeds indirectly resulted in our being unprepared for the current pandemic. I suggest we all open our windows this evening and boo for the bankers.
Lindsay Camp

• Having seen Boris Johnson et al clapping for NHS workers, it would be interesting to note which MPs voted against the recommended pay rise for nurses, but have voted for large pay rises for themselves.
Marie Hourigan
Preston, Lancashire

• Sadly, one Guardian reader, along with many other doctors, had to shave off his beard this week (Letters, 31 March). My son-in-law was being fitted with his personal protective equipment. I like to think his naked chin is a badge of honour.
Lynn Wiseman
Lewes, East Sussex

• In these times of precarious food supply, should the Saturday Feast supplement have recipes with fewer ingredients and be renamed Famine?
Sally Forrest

• All hail Steve Bell (Journal, 2 April), another candidate for the growing list of key workers.
Deirdre Burrell
Mortimer, Berkshire

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