What is the purpose of the Duncan Barkes’ column?
As the weeks roll by, your resident Mr Grumpy contributes ever more ludicrous opinions.
His recent targets have included the innocent joys of camping, the business affairs of the non profit making and ethical Co-op and last week the commendable attempts to further reduce the death-dealing smoking habit (madly described as “the persecution of smokers”).
If Duncan wishes to be controversial he needs to keep his comments within the realm of sanity.
There are plenty of local issues which need an airing. Perhaps it is time the opinion column was opened up to readers rather than subjecting us to this irritating weekly rant?