Finnegan Scales today faced criticism for his remarks on the increasing number of foreign fairground workers.
Ted Lardge, Permanent Member of the Council for Transient Playthings, said the "darker issues" surrounding fairground employment had been ignored, and likely exacerbated, by "slippery Scales".
"Terms like "poor quality" and "lacklustre" compromise the dignity of foreign workers and promote their abuse. For example, this notion of disposability means two-in-two fairground soft toys are inevitably tossed to a household pet, with many becoming involuntary sex workers, powerless in the paws of a randy puppy."
When asked to respond to Mr Lardge's comments, Mr Scales questioned whether the giant bear was qualified to speak on behalf of counter-level workers, having "not been down from his peg in 30 years".