As a mum with a dud son, I follow with interest the problems you have with your young nephew, Ludo.
I know the poor lost soul is a real worry for you.
However, I have an idea.
You are such a powerful force in the Royal Borough you could start your own political party.
You and dear Ludo would sure to win a couple of seats.
With that dealt with all you need is to talk to nice Mr. Carver at the Council and see if he will lay on a special 'third minority allowance' for you both.
As leader of the Party of One Linda was keen to get a chunky leader's allowance like the first minority party however, common sense ruled and she was told 'no way, Jose'.
So she had to make do with a total allowance of around £15k a year.
The Labour Party is able to claim a chief whip's allowance but when the idea of the renegade, Cllr Lomas, getting one for whipping Linda was mooted it was very firmly quashed....
Oh, if only the Lib Dem party had not been reduced from four to one....
With respectful regards
A harassed mum