Tory councillor Brian Coleman has been accused of “going mad” after storming into high street stores and screaming at staff.
According to shop-owners on High Barnet’s high street, Coleman demanded that staff remove posters campaigning against his re-election. Anna Constantiou, owner of a hair salon on the street, explained how she felt forced to take down her poster:
“He was going mad and shouting. He was right in my face and wouldn’t leave when I asked him. He was intimidating.”
High Barnet’s shop-workers launched a poster campaign against Coleman after Barnet Council hiked car parking permit prices up from £42 to £100 per year and increased the price of visitors’ parking passes by 300%.
The posters featured slogans encouraging residents not to vote for Brian, including “Sack Brian”, “Anyone But Coleman” and Scrapbook’s personal favourite:
“Brian Coleman: Wanted for the murder of Barnet’s High Street”
Costing the taxpayer £120,000 per year, Coleman is one of the UK’s highest-paid councillors. Our post caused a storm on Twitter last week after he was caught calling a nurse “a twat”, then telling residents to “clear off”.
We trust the voters of London to will be giving Brian a (permanent) holiday on Thursday.