Western Morning News : 2021-01-05

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19 Tuesday, January 5, 2021 WESTERN MORNING NEWS WMN Unfortunat­ely, due to restrictio­ns on non-essential travel and an emphasis on staff working from home, the office is closed and we are currently unable to receive letters by post. Please use the email address wmnletters@westernmor­ningnews.co.uk Letters @WMNNews westernmor­ningnews powered by We must not forget the shops and delivery drivers who made sure these supplies were available to us by working unsociable hours stacking shelves. The binmen and all the council workers who collected our rubbish and kept our streets clean and tidy. Just a few of the many who made sure that, whilst life was far from normal, life was made as comfortabl­e as possible. We must also marvel at the scientists who have developed a vaccine in record time to help us combat this rampant virus. The reward for the work undertaken by the people who really matter in keeping our services going is a mere pittance to what we pay our celebritie­s. 2021 and beyond has to be the time when we all live within our means. How can a young footballer amass a fortune of £65 million at the age of 23, when a nurse will not earn a million in his or her working life? The same can be said of television celebritie­s and broadcaste­rs. It’s time for reality and common sense to be brought into play and the realisatio­n that, if these ridiculous sums continue to be paid, more clubs will go bust or get taken over by overseas investors who have no interest in the history of the club or the England football team. It is time to wake up to the fact that there are still more modern slaves producing cheap goods in back-street workshops all over the world than sailed to the plantation­s in America. In times of crisis, Great Britain has an ability to discover real heroes and hopefully a few will emerge in 2021! Men and women who will make a real difference. Men or women of real vision, whether it be politician­s or captains of industry. Brexit will be made to work and Covid will be beaten. We can never equalise pay for everyone but I hope in 2021 we pay those who wish to work and provide for their families a realistic wage that will ensure food poverty is a thing of the past. > PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­r.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW