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King Canute was no fool
10:00am Wednesday 29th January 2014 in Letters
Sir – Please permit me to leap to the defence of King Canute, compared by Harry Watts (last week’s Gazette Letters) with those who ignore the risk of flooding.
Canute was a wise man whose response to his flattering courtiers was to demonstrate that he did not have the powers they claimed and could not control the winds and waves.
I am sure he would have been an excellent adviser to the Environment Agency.
Gordon Elliot, Orchard Rise, Burford
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