I FEAR that one of the bees in Citizen Smith's bonnet went out of control on December 21, causing him to hope that the expose of the terrible cruelty in the turkey industry would result in fewer birds being sold enabling conscience-free customers to buy at a knockdown price.

Or could it be that the lack of nutritional pies has impaired his judgement somewhat? Anyway, I hope he will soon be back on form dealing with the rally important issues that affect everyone, such as dog mess, why are some lights on during daylight hours when there is a potential energy crisis, how do we produce less waste and so on.

These questions and more should be directed at citizens, businesses and the city and county councils.

Pat Salkeld, Morecambe.