The first shocker is the revelation of the true cost of Opera Holland Park.
It seems to be closer to £1.7million-not the sub-million we were led to believe.
Separating from OPH is saving us much, much more than the fibs we were fed.
As one opera buff told the Dame, "I knew it was more than £0.5 million and guessed £1 million - but £1.7 million a year is mind blowing with a further £1.5m of our Council taxpayers' cash to be spent.
Just goes to show what happens when ego and hubris take over, the job creation merchants jump on the opportunity, and the whole thing is hidden under a mask of creative accounting."
Page 54 of the Budget tells us that we are to spend close to £800,000 a year on the deeply ineffectual PR dept and the stuff it bombards us with.
Why was it never merged with H&F & Wandsworth?
We need an answer.....