The SNP is over the moon that the Prime Minister has been fined for, heaven forbid, being presented with a cake on the day of his birthday in his place of work. I really must remember from now on to refer to a “birthday party” I’ve had at work rather than just saying there was cake. And of course, the SNP will be glad to make political hay out of this, distracting from the more important headlines such as the fall in cancer diagnoses of around 2,800 in 2020 compared to the year before (“Plunge in detection at early stage as Covid pauses tests”, The Herald, April 13). Covid has had and continues to have a disastrous impact on people’s health, firstly the infection itself and on our mental health but also missed opportunities to diagnose and treat cancer and many other conditions. How many of us are now walking around not aware that we have cancer that may have been picked up by routine screening? It was understandable that screening had to be delayed due to Covid but the screening programmes need to now be working round the clock to help people get the treatment they need as soon as possible. Perhaps the SNP could put as much energy into this as it has done in demanding the Prime Minister stand down. I believe that many people will agree with me that this is much more important than political point-scoring. Jane Lax, Aberlour.