Back from her three month sojourn in Portofino the Dame was catching up on 'local issues.'
The disgraced Phelps, her ' SPAD', was at hand to brief her up.
Phelps was jaunty... He told the Dame of the cockup made by his successor in Earl's Court, Cllr 'Jonno' Read. Phelps feels he is on the cusp of a major political comeback....despite the issues with emails of very young boys.
According to Phelps, his dear old friend and one time political ally, Pooter Cockell, had blown the opportunity to lodge an ample posterior on the red leather of that haunt of the greedy and venal, the House of Lords. So how had Pooter sabotaged that lusted for £44,000 a year allowance to add to his portfolio of taxpayer driven incomes?
It appears he got over enthusiastic attacking the Government over plans to interfere with local planning issues. A serious Pooter warned Treasury plans would transform the Planning Inspectorate into a “super quango” riding roughshod over the wishes of local people.