Thursday, 26 November 2009

Anonymous Contributor Staggered by Brian Coleman

This was posted as an anonymous comment on yesterdays blog concerning Brian Coleman's commemoration of the Holocaust and his hypocrisy. I thought it deserved greater prominence. I have taken the liberty of adding paragraph breaks but have otherwise left it unchanged:
The extent of this man's hypocrisy and cynicism is staggering.

He has spent so many years wallowing in the gutter of confrontational politics, exploiting controversy for personal publicity, and now he dares to use the horror of the Holocaust to tell us about the importance of 'living together in harmony'?

Coleman, take a look at your own published remarks about gypsies, travellers, and sundry other groups and individuals, and ask yourself how you can possibly claim in anyway to have contributed to creating a more harmonious society?

Jewish children were murdered in the Holocaust in a racist act of genocide: gypsy children were murdered in death camps too - why? Because of mindless prejudice which is perpetuated today, even in the 21st century.

Antisemitism is now rightly seen as beyond contempt: prejudice against gypsies and travellers is present still in our society and encouraged by media stereotyping and comments by public figures such as yourself when engaging in debates about providing such people with stopping places or the most basic facilities for sustaining life. Take a trip to the Imperial War Museum, and the Holocaust exhibition, look at the Nazi 'catalogues' of Romany children and think a little more carefully about the vote winning posturing you like to indulge in.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Coleman Cares

Children from Whitings Hill Primary School will join the Worshipful the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Brian 'Mr Toad' Coleman, AM, FRSA in planting snowdrop bulbs next Thursday (26 November), commemorating those children who perished during the Holocaust.

Barnet Council's Snowdrop Project was started with the aim of planting a snowdrop in memory of every one of the 1.5 million children who died during the Holocaust, whilst highlighting the horrific scale of the atrocity to younger members of the borough's community.

The Worshipful the Toad of Barnet said:
"Come Spring, the school grounds will be illuminated by a blanket of white snowdrops, a delicate and fitting tribute to the memory of those children who suffered under horrific circumstances.

The project brings home the scale of the Holocaust, whilst strengthening our belief in the importance of living together in harmony*."

Just as long as we don't have to live with gypsies, naturally.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Coleman caption competition

When a man's an empty kettle he should be on his mettle,
And yet I'm torn apart.
Just because I'm presumin' that I could be kind-a-human,
If I only had a heart.

Can you do better? The usual (virtual) prize is (virtually) on offer :-)

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Brian Coleman's X-Factor X-it X-posed

Following on from the story about Brian 'Mr Toad' Coleman's sour grapes towards the X Factor, I've been leaked this astonishing audio clip and a still picture (no video unfortunately) from what appears to be a failed X Factor audition attempt by none other than Mr Toad himself.

I think it certainly helps to provide a fuller picture of the reasons for Coleman's antipathy towards the show.

I must say that I am totally made up about this unbelievable clip :-)

Monday, 2 November 2009

Brian Coleman's X Factor Xclusion

Oh dear. Brian Coleman has got all sulky about the X Factor house. I thought something like this might happen.

Simon Cowell recently threw a lavish 50th birthday party for himself in Barnet you see. And as
Marie-Claire magazine noted:
"The guest like a who's-who of cool.
From Kate Moss to Cheryl Cole, via Kevin Spacey and Katie Price - not to mention Dannii Minogue, Alexandra Burke, Myleene Klass, Amanda Holden, Leona Lewis, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, David Hasselhoff and hundreds of others - anyone who was anyone was there".

But wait a minute. No invitation for Mayor Brian Coleman, Barnet's First Citizen? Some mistake surely? Especially when you consider that he's spent a lifetime dedicated to swigging champagne and munching canapes at other people's expense (indeed, that's pretty much his job nowadays). Here was Barnet's biggest ever freeloading opportunity, right on his patch, and it seems that Barnet's biggest ever freeloader simply didn't make the grade. And if, as Marie-Claire say - anyone who was anyone was there - what does that make Brian Coleman?

I had a bad feeling that Brian Coleman's revenge would be swift and terrible - and so it has proven to be - with Coleman choosing the Barnet borough location of the X Factor house as his sulky weapon of sour grapes. As he told the Barnet Times:
"I shall be writing to Simon Cowell this afternoon to say: if they can’t be good neighbours then they should move to a more secluded location where they are no bother to anyone else.”

Oooh! That'll certainly teach that Simon Cowell not to invite Brian 'Mr Toad' Coleman to his parties!

'Not the Barnet Times' blog has more on this, like for example, that it seems the residents in the street in question are quite happy with the X Factor House, and that Mr Toad would do well to follow his own suggestion about moving to a location where he'll be no bother to anyone else in future. Quite. John and Edward would make a better Mayor.