We have a Government whose policy is to expand airports and build more runways, which has a Prime Minister who will fly anywhere for a photo-opportunity, and who has just toured the Middle East on an utterly futile "peace mission".

A Government which contains Margaret Beckett, who when at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) clocked up a record number of air miles flying to western Europe. It has also cancelled a corruption enquiry into British Aerospace for purely commercial reasons.

One of this Government's Ministers has now called Ryanair irresponsible.

You could not make it up.

B Emmerson, Charles Street, Selby.