The news recently that YBS are intending to support the new BFBB English Championship was very encouraging especially after the unfortunate change of direction of the English Masters, a contest which in my opinion did much to cater for the aspirations of the elite English Bands to have an English only contest. That said why not give lower section bands in the greatest banding nation on earth the chance also to be English Champion in their respective sections. The Scots and Welsh have the honour of being champion bands of their own country(albeit through the National regionals).... why not the English! If the BFBB were to organise a English Championship covering all sections, would the bands support it ? Perhaps its time for the English to go it alone and politely withdraw from Besson`s hopelessly out of touch British National and organise Area heats and a Final on a English only Basis. Whilst I can see that some of these views might be unpalatable to the Scots and Welsh, I think it is time the English became a tad more selfish in an effort to move the banding movement forward. I.H.