I got an email from an old friend today commenting that he thought I would enjoy seeing him damned with faint praise. I thought you might too. Might I point out that he is terribly clever with vast experience so that you can suitably appreciate this also. Relevant line in italics.
Following the various meetings which have taken place recently on the.., I write to invite you to a discussion on [X]. [A], who is working on …has identified the very strong potential for … prioritisation arising from the…work currently under way.
We are fortunate that [B] is able to attend the meeting and bring his considerable expertise to bear. [My friend] will also be there (thank you for arranging the room).
In other news, Mr. Waffle is, even as I write, attending the residents’ association AGM. I sped him off with the anxious words, “Try not to get elected to the committee.” Yes, I’m all about civic engagement; your point?