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RIFF RAFF RAP SPARKS ART ATTACK

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Kensington and Chelsea LBC Tory member Barry Phelps has sparked a row by his suggestion that 'riff-raff' should be ...
Kensington and Chelsea LBC Tory member Barry Phelps has sparked a row by his suggestion that 'riff-raff' should be discouraged by charging an entrance fee to Leighton House, the Kensington home of the Victorian painter and president of the Royal Academy, Frederic, Lord Leighton, reported the Daily Telegraph (13 April, p19).

Cllr Phelps's report to the council's library and arts committee suggested that access to the house should be restricted and was unsuitable to 'crowds of gaping vulgarians'.

Labour opponent Keith Cunningham, who sits on the same committee, calls the suggestion an insult to ordinary people, the Telegraph reported.
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