London Investigative blogger and journo, Adam Bienkov has a brilliant tale today which sums up everything about Tory London fire brigade chairman, Brian Coleman, you need to know. Read it full here (http://bit.ly/JVuGw7 ).
Coleman standing for re-election as London Assembly member for Barnet and Camden today has run up a £1000 bill for a meal for his Tory colleagues at the London
Fire Brigade museum which he is threatening to close.
As Adam writes: “Guests included the Tory head of the Local Government Association Sir Merrick Cockell, Tory London Assembly Member Richard Tracey, Brian Coleman himself and another Mayoral appointee.
” Waiters served the politicians crab and avocado salad with lemon mayonnaise, chicken served with date and apple stuffing, lemon tart with raspberry coulis and bottles of Neblina Sauvignon Blanc.”
Needless to say he has said nothing apart from disclosing he did not ask how much the bill was and saying Labour members of the authority who rightly refused to join this extravaganza should have attended.
All this from a man who has run up huge taxi bills on the taxpayer , taken hospitality and an expensive Christmas hamper from John Shannon, the now sacked boss of the privatised fire company, AssetCo. This is while attacking firefighters pensions and working conditions and arrogantly refusing to engage with the electorate or even attend hustings during the election campaign. Need I say more.