Islington Tories get down and dirty

There are likely to be red faces among the blue shirts at Islington Conservatives, as they’ve booked their Christmas do at a wannabe lap-dancing establishment.

La Piragua, a local Latin American restaurant – owned by a former Conservative candidate – controversially applied for a lap-dancing license last month. This caused local outrage, as reported by Nick Cohen in the Evening Standard.

The restaurant isn’t in clubland, but at the north end of Upper Street; this is a mixed residential area, with William Tyndale Primary School and the Town Hall opposite, and the Sutton Dwellings estate next door.

Even people who have no objection to lap-dancing in principle must see that this is not the right place for this kind of venue; and the Lib Dem council were quick to tell the applicant to withdraw their unwelcome proposal. Unfortunately under Labour government legislation, if the applicant persists, there’s not a lot the council can do.

But Islington Conservatives are clearly undaunted. It all makes any claim to be family-friendly or to care about local residents ring very hollow.

It remains to be seen whether their guest speaker Danny Finkelstein will entertain them with more than words.

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