SIR: Valerie Roberts (Chronicle, Letters, May 7) deplores our 'negative press', which, from her list, seems to be a very large proportion of it. Even so, there are plenty of news outlets that laud our government to the skies and simper over our Prime Minister's new baby. I recommend that those who agree with Mrs Roberts should read these exclusively, and remain in blissful ignorance of what is actually going on.

Is journalism really 'missing the mood in this great country of ours, the United Kingdom'? Do we really 'not want or need to blame'? A few days after lockdown, the senior adviser to Prime Minister, Dominic Cummings, the 'Unelected Westminster Bureaucrat', left his home and undertook a journey of over 250 miles in circumstances that were directly contrary to the Lockdown rules. I don't think that journalism is 'missing the mood in this great country of ours' on this issue.

Which is the real crime here, the actions of Mr Cummings, or the fact that we have found out? Perhaps the 'Negative Press' folk will let us know.

Roger Stevens,

Cliff Way,