From Warwick Rust, Highcliffe, Christchurch:

I am appalled to read of Cllr Brodie, the newly elected leader of the IW Council, and his decision to take it upon himself to abolish prayer before council meetings after a 16 year campaign to do so.

Prayer may not change circumstances but they certainly change people. I speak from experience.

Cllr Brodie would do well to heed Lord Acton’s dictum over 100 years ago that “Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely."

More recently Robin Day in a BBC interview with the former Conservative defence minister, Sir John Knott, declared: “You are a transient politician. Here today, gone tomorrow."

If Cllr Brodie is unrepentant, he will be brought down by his own arrogance.

Take on God in a fight and you will lose!


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