FIRST China sends substandard PPE not once but a few times, now it seems Turkey has done the same thing. To top it all RAF planes were sent to fly the shipment to the UK.

There seems to be no word on whether the government is even going to dare to ask for a refund from either country, from what I can make out.

Is this a sign of things to come?

Is this our new lot on the world stage? Have we become the dustbin of the world? I am reminded of a verse from the song, My old man’s a dustman. Thinking of the UK as the old man. “Some people make a fortune, others earn a mint. My old man don’t earn much in fact he’s flipping skint.”

Hayley Liversidge, Billingham.