The Dame attended the Council meeting tonight hoping to hear feats of oratory as councillors memorialised the departure of Pooter Cockell with tearful tributes.
Did the Conservative Group show any signs of devastation and abandonment at his leaving the Council?
Not a bit....
In fact, apart from the obligatory handful of half hearted 'devoted to the council for thirty years and Leader for thirteen', there was little to mark his going.
It's clear the Group are very happy with Nick Paget-Brown and just want to blank out all traces of Pooter's self indulgent regime.
One Council observer told the Dame, 'it was hardly the kind of send-off you might expect for a former Leader, which suggests that all the nastiness towards him is reasonably universal.'
Slow clapping is hardly an endorsement, and that says it all about what his colleagues think about Cockell and his outside interests.