Once again EB Warris misses the point of council hospitality.
The council entertains business leaders from all over the world in the hope that they will bring employment and other financial benefits to our city.
Does he expect them to be given a chip buttie and a cup of tea in a plastic cup?
We are after all the fourth largest city in England and have to act accordingly in order to attract investment.
There was also a little mischief in the original article published in the Star which only stated at the very end that the expenditure was over a five-year period.
In the scale of things, it is a small price to pay if it attracts the investment this great city of ours needs to be recognised on the international stage.