|VERY LIGHT OPERA|
The Dame, being mondaine, is frequently asked advice on matters of ethics, etiquette and how to behave in polite society so was not surprised to be asked for advice.
No, it was not a question about what to wear at a First Night....though the Dame gets many such demands....her being invited to many grand occasions.
Here's the question. Let's hope that by June Cllr Paget-Brown is still Deputy Leader.....the way things are going it might be Danny 'Boys' or Rocky doing the inviting!
Many Councillors will have been faced with a terrible dilemma on receiving this invitation from Opera Holland Park. Should they attend in black tie or evening dresses and lap up the free drinkies and opera? Should they bring a guest and pay a whopping £67.50! If they do attend, do they have to declare in Members' Interests that they have received a humungous £67.50-worth of freebies from the Council?
So perhaps dear Dame, you would like to ask Leadership candidates for their views on the matter? I'm sure many Councillors would appreciate their guidance.