Gates - and in particular the memorial gates on Constitution Hill - never fa to arouse controversy. Designed by Liam O'Connor after a competition, they commemorate the part played by the Indian subcontinent in various wars fought for Britain. Topped out this week, the ceremony was followed by 'light refreshments' in Green Park.
The patron of the Memorial Gates Trust is the Prince of Wales, which probably explains O'Connor's appointment. But other more New Labour figures are part of the trust scene. One trustee is Lakshmi Mittal. A vice-patron is Gopichand Hinduja. Money no problem, then.