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I hope the LSE academics suggesting that some folk are embracing more common pursuits such as football in their Who’s Who entries (16 April) examined what the entrants actually submitted. I recall completing an entry to one biographical yearbook and stating my interest in “rugby league football”. When published, it said my interests were “rugby, league football”. I am convinced that my reduced majority at the next election was down to the belief that I was into rugby union and soccer.
David Hinchliffe
Labour MP for Wakefield, 1987-2005

o So, the people were wise enough to decide the complex matter of Brexit, yet lack the wisdom to distinguish between planning for ending lockdown and actually ending lockdown (Editorial, 16 April)?
David Marcer
Maisemore, Gloucestershire

o Your editorial (17 April) mentioned that nurses, GPs, occupational therapists and pharmacists are chartered. Physiotherapists are also chartered – and are particularly relevant in this pandemic, including musculoskeletal physiotherapists changing specialities to become respiratory physiotherapists.
Alex Hough
Chartered respiratory physiotherapist, Eastbourne, East Sussex

o I loved The Mirror and the Light, and Ulysses (Letters, 17 April), but not even Covid-19 could induce me to a second attempt at The Lord of the Rings.
Josephine Eglin
Norton Saint Philip, Somerset

o Delighted to report that on Sunday our first swallow of 2020 arrived, thereby alleviating our isolation here in north Pembrokeshire.
Charlie Mason
Hermon, Pembrokeshire

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