THANKS to the media for printing names facts and figures of over a billion pounds plus in contracts that have been handed out to Tory friends and donors, with more to come. These people have and are making millions, for being involved with or owning companies supplying and consulting about PPE equipment, and running the comedy of errors opera that is the test and trace system.

At the same time, the Tories are voting not to supply free meals for children who will now go without, and also taking away the free TV Licence to over 75s, sending many to solitary confinement.

All this while they sit down to their ribeye steak with all the trimmings at £9.19 or pork belly with pancetta and vegetables at £8.45, free tea and coffee, or wine and other alcoholic beverage at ridiculous subsidised prices, not forgetting a £3,000 pay rise to look forward to in April.

Sorry, I have to say it: they are and always have been a party with no compassion. It is a fact the electorate in this country have short memories so I conclude with one word that should never be forgotten. Miners.

D Dunbar, Sherburn Village.