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Totteridge councillor Brian Coleman 'not worried' about online blog attacking former Conservative colleagues at Barnet Council
Disgraced councillor Brian Coleman says he is “not worried about upsetting anyone” after a revealing online blog post about his former Tory colleagues.
The ex-Barnet mayor was expelled from the national Conservative Party earlier this year and today turned on his former colleagues with an explosive blog post in which he roasted many of the 37 sitting Tory members.
The post was published on his personal online blog 'The King of Bling is Back'.
Speaking about why he decided to go on the offensive, Councillor Coleman said he wanted to “tell people the truth” about what goes on at the council.
The Totteridge representative admitted his motivation for the outburst came after colleagues on Tuesday rejected his appeal against censure for two breaches of the members’ code of conduct.
He said: “If the Tory group want to be petty then what do they expect? I think I’ll have fun over the next few months – politics should be fun. When the chips are down you know who your friends are.”
Asked if he has any friends left in the council chamber, Councillor Coleman replied: “Am I bothered?”
He added: “I’m not bitter, I don’t do bitter. I have always told people the truth – the problem has been whether they like it.”
The former GLA member currently sits as an independent and plans to stand for re-election in 2014, despite many predicting this to be the former senior Tory’s last year on the council.
Asked if he was intending to go out with a bang, Councillor Coleman said: “I’m just going to enjoy myself without the restrictions of the Conservative Party and tell the people of Barnet the truth.
“They’re fed such spin about what happens in local politics. Most councillors are utterly unknown – they should be thanking me for raising their profiles.
“I always enjoy writing my blog – it is a bit of amusement. I don’t think I have upset any of them – I think they’re all grown-ups.
“If they have nothing to hide they have nothing to worry about. They’re not worried about upsetting me so why should I be worried about upsetting them?”
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