Lily the Pink as well as our saviours in the NHS|Quick letters

In 1968, enjoying the Eamonn Andrews reveal on Xmas Eve, I can keep in mind asking my papa what “effective” suggested when the Scaffold sang Lily the Pink (Our song was Christmas No 1 and we wanted to watch it on TV. So we knocked on a stranger’s door, 24 December). I do not assume I listened to words once more till December 2020, when researchers began going over the efficiency of Covid injections. As inoculations proceed over the cheery duration, I wish we can all “consume a beverage” to salute our NHS employees for without a doubt being “the saviours of the mankind”.

Andrew Keeley

Warrington, Cheshire

I when asked the location teacher Danny Dorling, somebody that understands much more concerning the UK’s populace than me, the number of individuals he believed the UK can suit prior to being complete. His prompt solution was 100 million. Your reporters (Letters, 27 December) highlight the requirement for adequate sources to sustain our populace, yet arrangement of them refers national politics, not acreage.

Mark Walford


The anthropologist Audrey Richards was famed in Uganda in the 1950s for expeling visitors at 10pm sharp (Letters, 28 December). She put on a negligee under her clothing as well as just slipped off as the clock struck.

Jenny Swann

Beeston, Nottinghamshire

You report the Audio speaker’s judgment permitting MPs to bring their infants right into the Commons throughout discussions (28 December), which seems like sound judgment to me. The genuine innovation will certainly come when a dad brings his child in with him.

Rev Geoffrey Lang


A really fascinating post by Aaron Collins on masks (Some Covid masks are better than others. I know – I’m the Mask Nerd, 27 December), yet the laid-back referral to his suggested mask setting you back “much less than an extra pound” makes me ask yourself just how a household on global credit scores can have a hope in heck of giving these for its participants?

Mary Moore

Somerton, Somerset


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