Having a drink in "The Monkey's" with a council colleague to celebrate his retirement. The Leader of the Council, Councillor Oblong, enters the pub, sees Warner Baxter standing at the bar and shouts across:
"Oi you! Have you closed that fucking library yet?"
"What's that about?" I ask my friend later.
"Didn't you know?" he replied. "He's got a down on one of your libraries because the librarian there sent their kid to private school."