Joy Morrissey MP seems more impressed by the medical advice of elected politicians than that of medical professionals (Chris Whitty v Tory MP Joy Morrissey: who to believe on Covid?, 17 December). Perhaps the next time she needs medical treatment, she should be treated not by her GP or a hospital consultant, but by an elected representative. The question is, would it need to be an MP, or would a local councillor do?
• In your article (18 December) on the Duchess of Argyll and her 1963 divorce, you say “the contraceptive pill [was] made available for single women the following decade”. It was well before then. Thank goodness for an enlightened doctor at Newcastle University in 1967. My life might otherwise have been very different (I’m still with him, by the way).
• I have a lot of sympathy for Tom Kerridge and the whole hospitality industry (The government has hung hospitality out to dry – I’ve lost £65k in bookings this week, 16 December), but I can’t help feeling that had the industry supported vaccine passports, they would now be in a better position – as would we all.
• As an arachnophile, I can’t help regretting that Spider-Man (‘Comic-book crack for generations’: why Spider-Man still has us all in his web, 17 December) shoots streams of web from his hands and not from his bum. What missed potential.
Fr Chris Benson
• When my great-uncle Ellis wanted guests to leave (Letters, 19 December) he’d sit down at the piano and play God Save the King.
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