HAVING ridden life’s trials and tribulations from rocking horse to rocking chair, I can well do without portly politicians, dieticians and do-gooders, etc, telling me what I should eat, especially when they change the goalposts by the week and according to them everything I do and have done is wrong.

How some of them appear on our TVs looking like Humpty Dumpty, and fully paid-up members of the salad dodgers club, have the gall to lecture us golden oldies on what to spend our Scrooge-like state pensions on, just beggars belief.

Ken Holmes, Cliffe Common, Selby, York.