What imagination some of this week's contributers have!
David Nettleton implies I am "wealthier than those on average and low incomes". It's not the first time he's said as much. In January 2006 he wrote that I don't "understand what it's like to manage on a low or fixed income." How does he know what my income is? How does he know the limits of my empathy?
Vic Edmunds wonders if councillors are exempt from income tax on their allowances - I wish! In fact I wish I could claim my considerable phone and postage bill against tax, as a self-employed person could.
Finally, Simon Harding pronounces that I want the Corn Exchange "disposed of as soon as possible". Clearly he didn't listen to me last Saturday when he again took up much of my surgery time to question me about everything under the sun. Once the venue is in use there will be no need for the borough to use its existing building, but its upstairs might be in any number of commercial or leisure uses at a saving to the council tax payer.
Is no one interested in the truth?