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Reader's letter: A plea for common sense

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I have read the views of MP Robert Jenrick in the Advertiser regarding the pandemic and how we are all better and stronger together (As I See It, November 5).

I have lived in the town all my life (76 years) and I voted for him and the Conservative party at the last election, despite reservations, but I have to say that neither he nor most of the current MPs have any idea what most of the people in the country are going through.

All MPs were given £10,000 because they are working from home ­— surely they should be giving money back as they do not have the expenses of working in London.

­They present us with information that is weeks old to force everyone into a second lockdown, which was not warranted.

As far as I am aware, no MP or civil servant has lost their job or had to exist on 80% of their salary and could not comprehend how to cope when even buying food becomes a major problem.

Stop relying on science, rely on accurate up-to-date information and common sense. Until you do, we will stagger from one lockdown to the next.

The lack of transparency is obvious as no data is published so we can all see how the decisions are made.

Unless common sense survives and is used more, I think Mr Jenrick will be looking for another job in four years. ­ ­— MICHAEL BRIGGS, Newark.

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