Often, they take up polo and politics and act very 'high falutin'.
Yes, the Dame is talking about the awful Cllr Andrew Rinka!
The Dame will be having a word with Milord Salisbury in case Rinka tries to inveigle his way into a weekend at Hatfield.
But what we all need to know is whether Cllr Rinka has any connection with Rinka, the Great Dane, who met, on the orders of Jeremy Thorpe, a brutal end on Dartmoor.
Anyway, the other day, a well-known local sat next to Rinka and reported the below to the Dame.....
What on earth would some hick lawyer from Louisiana know about Victorian architecture?
The ridiculously pompous Conservative Councillor Rinka said that he had been round the Sutton Estate and that the residents treat the gardens as a rubbish dump. "They just dump their rubbish in the garden and make the place look like a tip."
He also added that the site was so run down and of no architectural value and that it needed to be redeveloped.
When he was challenged by a local resident who pointed out that it was Affinity Sutton that had run the place down and it was they, not the residents, who were responsible for the condition of the estate all he could say was to mumble "I've been round there several times."
Apart from the impropriety of a Councillor making his views known before his officers have considered the application, I can't understand why he would support taking an asset for the poor and working people of Chelsea to give it to overseas investors; but maybe this is normal for Americans desperately looking to be accepted in London.