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Pipe dreams

The coronavirus pandemic turned our world upside down, but it could have been a real opportunity for change and a chance to build a better Britain, more caring and equal.

However, nothing I have heard from the government or seen on the news coverage has given me cause for hope in this regard.

As a nation we are hell bent on getting back to “normal” as quickly as possible ­— spending money on consumables, filling the air with pollutants from traffic and air travel, eating and drinking more than we need.

How sad that it is more important to open the pubs than to get the children back to school.

The government is being reactive and making up policy as they go along. Where is the long-term vision for a safer, brighter, cleaner and greener future for everyone?

Personally, I would sooner have a water butt fitted to the end of one of my drainpipes to save water than £10 off the cost of eating out and I could go on, if I thought I wasn’t wasting my breath. ­— CAROLE A. LOWE, Nicholson Street, Newark.

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