If there was an annual award for the most hypocritical politician, I would have to offer it to Caroline Lucas. After your words on television on June 18, you would win hands down.

You briefly patronised the inconvenience and sufferance of Brighton residents and spoke warmly of your support for union members with not even a skim mention of the responsibility of the councillors of the Green Party who are responsible for the disastrous handling of the bin strike.

Come the next local and general elections, you and your party will certainly be reminded, and so will the electorate.

Green environment? I don’t think so – you don’t know what it means.

Ken Smith, Lansdowne Place, Hove