More controversy over Poet Laureate

<p>Wendy Cope, a favourite to succeed Andrew Motion as Poet Laureate, has called for the post to be abolished. Writing in the Royal Society of Literature Review, she says the position has far too many expectations attached to it.</p><p>She suggests that a good poet can write about public events without holding an official title. The government hopes to announce in March who will replace Andrew Motion, who is retiring after 10 years. </p>