But why should the reputation of wicked people be protected simply because they have died?
The Dame brings this up as she has noticed that Mr Fizzypaddy of PR has put something up about the Freeman Suite at Hornton Street...doubtless of an adulatory nature.
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Freeman was leader of the Royal Borough in the '80's.
For some of the less intelligent and naive councillors the years have bestowed upon Freeman an aura of saintliness: odd because the man was an odious bully with little interest in anything other than his own political ambitions.
But, like his protege, Pooter, those were never fulfilled.....happily!
Today, Nicholas Freeman would have faced criminal charges: not just over the appalling destruction of the old Town Hall. But those who know about these things tell the Dame that Scotland Yard were on his tail for activities similar to those which caused ex Cllr Andrew Lamont to end up charged and found guilty of child pornography.
(Incidentally, so convinced was Lamont that he would escape justice that he told those who would listen that he was going to sue the dear old Dame for what she had written about him.)
Anyway, back to the ghastly N. Freeman.
"Nicholas Freeman had long been a controversial figure: in
1982 he had provoked a storm of opposition amongst people of all political persuasions by using his powers as council leader, without consulting colleagues, to order the overnight destruction of Kensington's fine century-old Italianate Town Hall on Kensington High Street. The building was due to be given special Listed Status on the Monday, but at 3 a.m. on the day before the façade was smashed to pieces by demolition experts. The Royal Fine Art Commission condemned the action as "official vandalism... decided upon covertly, implemented without warning and timed deliberately to thwart known opposition".
Nicholas Freeman was a disgrace to the Royal Borough.