A champion fights for a cause

HAVING read last week's entry from Cllr Roberts, the 'Old peoples' champion' I would like to submit that the person who decided that the elite and extremely well-paid group who lead the council should call themselves 'Champions' did them no favours. The

HAVING read last week's entry from Cllr Roberts, the 'Old peoples' champion' I would like to submit that the person who decided that the elite and extremely well-paid group who lead the council should call themselves 'Champions' did them no favours. The dictionary informs me that a champion fights for a cause, and in my world 'fighting' does not mean cosy chats with representatives or consultants.'Champion' is an infantile and preening word to use in relation to a bunch of self-serving councillors who have lost the respect of most of the electorate. It is as silly as getting hold of a deluded control freak and deciding to call him Prime Minister.If these people called themselves 'representatives' I would have no problem with that, as I don't really like intruding into other people's delusions of grandeur, but nobody in the town hall is a champion of mine and the word offends me on principle. Gosh, principles! Remember them?BRIAN AUSTIN - Alma Street, Weston


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