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South Bank Centre chief exec Michael Lynch was accosted by Peter Mandelson at Glyndebourne the other day. 'Are your Royal Festival Hall plans going to endanger my grandfather's heritage?' he demanded, a reference to Labour stalwart Herbert Morrison. History does not record Lynch's response, but he might have asked our new European commissioner whether he thinks his behaviour to date has done much for the family reputation.

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