Olympics athletes not worthy of knighthoods
1:46pm Friday 6th July 2012 in Letters
It appears that the Commons is debating a reduction in the number of members in the House of Lords. They had better get a move on.
With the Olympics coming soon, they will need the seats for those awarded the highest accolade this country can bestow, simply for riding a bike, running, jumping, throwing things or even maybe falling headfirst from a plank into a pool of water, albeit quite gracefully.
Instead of giving knighthoods , why not introduce a new title for Olympians, say Lord of the Rings and Lady of The Lamp and issue them with ermine-trimmed tracksuits.
They should leave the knighthoods to those who really deserve them. That criteria in itself, would reduce the numbers considerably.
Derek Everett, Crindau Road, Newport