I think my comments, with too many Toms' being discussed, might be confusing.
Robert was a bitch, was dreadful in the way he treated Tom, his son-in-law. As Tom says, "now that Sybil's gone, Lord Branson can't understand why he has a chauffeur sitting at his table." Well put.
The irony is Lord Branson's rage against his womenfolk eating food prepared by Ethel while he lets his valet dress him, his valet who is a homosexual!
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