I feel ashamed that the British people could have ever elected a government that so blatantly advocates privilege before people.

How can the pounds 60m cost, plus the running expenses, of a yacht for the private use of one family be justified at a time when hospitals are being closed, leaving ill and elderly people untreated, schools have fallen into dangerous states of disrepair and we have more homeless people than ever before sleeping on the streets?

Moira J Ridings

Macclesfield, Cheshire