|Brian Coleman remonstrates with anti-cuts protestors outside Friern Barnet Summer Show 2011|
|Brian Coleman and lackey whupped by Mr Whippy|
The anti-cuts campaign, Barnet Alliance for Public Services (BAPS - one day I'll explain how we wound up with that lousy name) had initially planned to take a stall at the show. But then we were told at the 11th hour that we couldn't: we rather suspect that there was some POLITICAL INTERFERENCE in the matter.
For Councillor Brian Coleman AM has a big finger in the Friern Barnet summer show pie. The entry of his interests on the GLA webpage includes:
Friern Barnet Summer Show Limited (25% of the shared capital – no dividends) and Chairman of the Board of Directors (unremunerated)It's not like Coleman to do anything unremunerated. What's going on? We can only think that one day he will hope to profit from his involvement with the enterprise. One day - soon? - when he is less in the public spotlight than he is now.
On Saturday and Sunday, I am told and there are pictures (above) to prove it, Coleman showed REMARKABLE ACTIVITY at the show.
He went and attempted to chase BAPS off from leafleting at the entrance to the show. And he REMONSTRATED WITH AN ICE-CREAM VAN outside the show. After all, they might be nicking trade off the van that had paid a fee to park inside.
Mrs Angry has a nice picture of Coleman checking on the VIP tent, taken by her daughter.
We don't know what hand Mr Coleman might have had in BAPS being chased off the showground on Sunday - I don't want to say too much about that yet as the BAPS banner is still being held hostage.
We can only assume that Coleman's frankly surprising willingness to get his hands dirty is a sign of the lengths he will go to in order to protect his own precious assets.