THE environmental protesters who hi-jacked that coal train near Drax power station deserved to be punished for their acts –no way should their convictions have been quashed (The Press, January 21).

Stan Collymore should not go on Twitter and similar social media if he cannot take the criticisms and abuse he received.

The Liberal Democrat peer, Lord Rennard, should not have, as is alleged, flirted in an inappropriate way with women (if indeed he did so).

These and many more folk like them act in a manner that is stupid.

David Quarrie, Lynden Way, Holgate, York.