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Time to reflect on 'role models'

Among the stock phrases repeated incessantly by the media, two of the most pernicious must be 'national treasure' and 'role model'.

Perhaps with the forcing into the open of the Savile affair, people might be encouraged to a little reflection before directing their esteem, pride and love on to a variety of haunted, driven, self-obsessed politicians, aristocrats, comics, ready wits and brash aggressives.

C CLIFFORD

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