Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Cllr Coleman's poor excuse for an apology

One of the Barnet residents that Brian Coleman was ordered to apologise to after a recent standards board hearing has finally received his letter - arm-twisted out of the recalcitrant Cllr - in the post. If I were Mr Cohen, I would be very disappointed with this text from the former Barnet Council Cabinet member:
Dear Mr Cohen,  
in line with the recent standards board rulling, I hereby apologies for any offence caused by the emails in question.  
Yours sincerly  
Cllr Brian Coleman
The spelling mistakes are all his own. In spirit and in letter a very poor apology after calling Mr Cohen a disloyal Israeli and making him feel, in Mr Cohen's words, like vermin.


Don't Call Me Dave said...

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, the sanction of requiring Brian Coleman to apologise was pointless. He wasn’t sorry, and has made that quite clear several times. If an apology isn’t sincere, it isn’t an apology.

The Standards Board have only themselves to blame. They should have insisted on a more meaningful sanction.

Citizen Barnet said...

Hard cash? His head on a plate? What would you consider meaningful?

Don't Call Me Dave said...

At the very least a suspension. That would have hit him in the pocket.