Saturday, 15 November 2008

Councillor Brian Coleman - The Free Dinner register

I happened to be looking at the Gifts & Hospitality register for the London Assembly. There are 25 members. Any gifts or hospitality received from any person which has an estimated value of £25 or more is registered. This is available at the London Assembly website (click HERE)


I was interested to see that of the 311 entries for all the members, just under a quarter were made by one member. You guessed it - our very own Brian Coleman. Here's the list and who's been treating him. For a man on £85,000 a year (paid by us), thats rather a lot of free dinners !!!! There are many things I could say about the list, but I rather think it speaks for itself. I've listed the date, detail and provider as per the register. You can have a look at the other members entries as well.

I would suggest that with all those nice free dinners and nice drinks, maybe one of his rich friends may wish to donate him a cholesterol check and a liver function test.

19-Sep-07
British Retail Consortium Dinner at Grosvenor House Hotel
British Retail Consortium
26-Sep-07
Hampstead Heath, Highgate Wood & Keats House Management Committees Dinner at Salters Hall, EC2
Corporation of London
01-Oct-07
Corporation of London Dinner at Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool at the Hilton Hotel
Corporation of London
02-Oct-07
Dinner at the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool
Sita UK
02-Oct-07
Conservative Friends of Israel Conservative Party Conference Lunch at the Imperial Hotel, Blackpool
Conservative Friends of Israel and Mr David Lewis CBE
12-Oct-07
Visit to Cyprus to attend events organised by the Municipality of Morphou to protest against the Turkish invasion and occupation of Cyprus. Flights with Cyprusair to and from Larnaca, 3 nights bed and breakfast at Hilton Park Hotel in Nicosia.
12th October,
Dinner at Cyprus sporting Centre Nicosia.
13th October,
Formal Dinner at Hilton Park Hotel Nicosia.
14th October
lunch at Annivas Restaurant, Astromeritis,
14 Oct
Dinner at Miloi Restaurant Dhali Village.
15th October
Lunch at Evohia Restaurant, Nicosia
Morphou Municipality, 16 Z. Sozou, 1075 Nicosia, Cyprus
12-Oct-07
Lunch at Byzantino Restaurant in Laiki Geitonia, Cyprus
Union of Municipalities of Cyprus
15-Oct-07
Illustrated book about Morphou
"Morphou Municipality, 16 Z. Sozou, 1075 Nicosia, Cyprus
16-Oct-07
British Armenian All-Party Parliamentary Group 15th Anniversary Banquet at the House of Lords
British Armenian All Party Parliamentary Group
20-Oct-07
Two Tickets for the The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival Mayor of London Gala performance of Lust, Caution at the Odeon West End & after film party
The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival in association with Universal Pictures International, Focus Features, the Mayor of London, Film London and The London Development Agency
25-Oct-07
Cripplegate Ward Club Annual Banquet at Butchers Hall, EC1 at which I was the guest speaker
Mr Andrew Hardy, Master
31-Oct-07
Lunch at the Offices of the Board of Deputies of British Jews as guest speaker, Glass paperweight
Board of Deputies of British Jews
05-Nov-07
Lunch at the Haven Restaurant, Whetstone, N20
Mr Tom Nathan, Gerneral Manager Brent Cross Shopping Centre
06-Nov-07
Printed T Shirt Coalition to Investigate the Presecution of Falun Gong in China
08-Nov-07
Museum in Docklands Annual Dinner, Book Rough Crossing by Simon Schama
Museum of London (corporate event- no name given)
10-Nov-07
Bottle of wine (thank you present for opening art exhibitions)Finchley Art Society
10-Nov-07
4 Grandstand Seats to view Lord Mayor's Show Procession,4 Tickets for Lunch at the Barbican, 4 Tickets to view Lord Mayor's Show Fireworks
Corporation of London- David Lewis
12-Nov-07
Lord Mayor's Banquet at the Guildhall
Lord Mayor (David Lewis) and Sheriffs of the Corporation of London
13-Nov-07
Lunch at the House of Commons
NHS Confederation
24-Nov-07
Association of Rizokarpasso Annual Dinner and Dance at the Pendridge Banqueting Suite, N11 - attended by myself and Mrs Gladys Coleman"
Mrs Mary Karaolis, Association of Rizokarpasso
01-Dec-07
Dinner in honour of the Mayor of Morphou
The Greek Brotherhood
07-Dec-07
Lunch at Number 12, Ambassadors Hotel, 12 Upper Woburn Place, WC1Cllr Keith Moffitt
08-Dec-07
Democratic Party of Green Cypriots in England Annual Dinner and Dance at the Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, Russell Square, WC1Mr Michael Ellinas.
Democratic Party of Green Cypriots in England
15-Dec-07
Democratic Rally UK Annual Christmas Dinner and Dance at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, W1
Democratic Rally UK, Mr Andreas Papaevripides
21-Dec-07
1 bottle of Armenian brandy 1 book about Armenia (Diary)
The Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia in London
10-Jan-08
London Government Dinner at the Mansion House
The Lord Mayor of London
17-Jan-08
Showing of Film ""No Country for Old Men"" at the Phoenix Cinema, as part of Phoenix Theatre Restoration Project Launch"
Mr Paul Homer Chief Executive Phoenix Cinema Trust
Phoenix Cinema 52 High Road, N2 9PJ
18-Jan-08
Greater London Scouts Annual Regional Dinner at New Scotland Yard
Mr Dean J Milton, Regional Scout Commissioner for Greater London
20-Jan-08
2 tickets for Annual London Mayors' Pantomime and reception at the Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford
The Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Mrs Joyce Ryan
21-Jan-08
Lunch at Gilgamesh Restaurant, NW1
imon Pitkeathley, Chief Executive Camden Town Unlimited
23-Jan-08
Bottle of Wine
Mrs Sandra Berzon Chairman Hampstead Synagogue Ladies Guild
25-Jan-08
Lunch at the Haven Restaurant, Whetstone, N20
Cllr Ian Clement
01-Feb-08
Lunch at ""Le Cage Imaginaire"" restaurant, 16 Flask Walk, NW3"
Alderman Bob Hall
01-Feb-08
Book on the Luxembourg Palace, Leather Writing Case
Cross Party Group of Members of the French Senate on official visit to City Hall
02-Feb-08
Bottle of Glenfiddich Whisky
Chairman of the Camden Chinese Community Centre 9 Tavistock Place, WC1, Ms Kim Suan Tan
04-Feb-08
Lunch at the Haven Restaurant, Whetstone, N20, Bottle of Greek Brandy
Mrs Ellie Adreopoulos
13-Feb-08
Pair of ""gold effect"" cuff links
City of Osaka
15-Feb-08
Worshipful Company of Gardeners Banquet at the Mansion House
Sir Gavyn Arthur QC, Master
16-Feb-08
Greek Orthodox Community of St Katherine Annual Dinner and Dance at London Marriott Hotel, 128 King Henry's Road, NW3 3ST
Mr and Mrs Euros and Ellie Andreopoulos
27-Feb-08
Lunch at Lloyds of London
Lord Levine, Chairman, Lloyds of London
03-Mar-08
Community Security Trust Dinner at Grosvenor House
Mr Gerald Ronson, Chairman, Community Security Trust
15-Mar-08
Westminster Civic Dinner at Lord's Ground, Marylebone, London NW8The Lord Mayor of Westminster, London Borough of Westminster
17-Mar-08
Local Government Chronicle Awards Dinner at Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, W1
Chief Executive, London Borough of Barnet
03-May-08
Rotaract European Conference Grand Buffet Dinner and Ball at the Novotel in Hammersmith
Mr Colin Matthews, District Governor, Rotary in London
07-May-08
Lunch at The Haven Restaurant, Whetstone
Katie Davies of the Hampstead and Highgate Gazette
08-May-08
Lunch at the Cavalry and Guards Club
Mr Vahe Gabrielyan
05-Jun-08
Lunch at the Butlers Wharf Chop House
Mr Martin Day of Government Affairs (Services) Ltd
12-Jun-08
Lunch at Strada, More London SE1"
Tim Donovan, BBC London TV
19-Jun-08
Lunch at Wolseley Restarant, Piccadily, SW1
Mr Tony Hutt
23-Jun-08
Dinner at Stanmore Golf Club for 2 poeple.
Potted plant in return for speaking engagement.
Mr Peter Leapman, Stanmore Branch Conservatives
25-Jun-08
English Heritage Commission dinner at Westminster City Hall
Lord Bruce Lockhart, Chairman English Heritage"
25-Jun-08
Conservative friends of Israel annual business lunch at the Dorchester
Lord Steinberg and Mr Andrew Heller, Conservative Friends of Israel
05-Jul-08
Ashmole School Grand Ball
Mr Jeff Kaye, Chairman of the governors, Ashmole school
06-Jul-08
Opening reception and dinner of the 2nd International Conference on Gonadotropins at Theobalds Park, Cheshunt, Herts where I gave the ""Welcome to London"" speech"
Professor Ray Iles, Associate Dean - Research Middlesex University
10-Jul-08
The Board of Deputies of British Jews President's Dinner
Mrs Flo Kaufman, Vice President, Board of Deputies of British Jews
11-Jul-08
Lunch at the Haven Restaurant in Whetstone, N20
Mr Julius Oberegger
13-Jul-08
2 tickets for North Middlesex Golf Club Summer Concert by Barnet Schools Wind Orchestra and refreshments
Mr Alan Henshaw, North Middlesex Golf Club"
16-Jul-08
Bottle of Red Wine
Mr Paul Davis, Chairman, Totteridge Residents Association
03-Sep-08
Lunch at La Cage Imaginaire, 16 Flask Walk, London NW3
Cllr Edward Argar
15-Sep-08
Dinner to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Boys Brigade at the House of Lords
The Boys Brigade
28-Sep-08
Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Birmingham
Mrs Theresa Villiers MP
29-Sep-08
Corporation of London Dinner at Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham at the Malmaison Hotel, Birmingham
Mr Stuart Fraser, Corporation of London
29-Sep-08
Conservative Friends of Israel Conservative Party Conference Lunch at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Birmingham
Mr David Lewis CBE, Conservative Friends of Israel
02-Oct-08
2 tickets for Loomba Trust Gala Diwali Dinner at the Banqueting House, Whitehall SW1
Mr Raj Loomba
09-Oct-08
Hampstead Heath, Highgate Wood and Keats House Management Committees Dinner at Tallow Chandlers Hall
Alderman Bob Hall, Chairman of the Hampstead Heath Committee, Corporation of London
10-Oct-08
Visit to Cyprus to attend events organised by the Municipality of Morphou to protest against the Turkish invasion and occupation of Cyprus. Flights with Cyprusair to and from Larnaca, 3 nights bed and breakfast at Hilton Park Hotel in Nicosia. Dinner on the
10th October
lunch and dinner on the 11th and 12th October and lunch on the 13th October in Local Restaurants.
Morphou Municipality, Government of Cyprus, Union of Municipalities of Cyprus
15-Oct-08
Royal Society of St George Lunch in London's Living Room at City Hall
Mr Stephen Lane
23-Oct-08
Dinner at the Haven Restaurant in Whetstone
The Mayor of Barnet, Cllr John Marshall
29-Oct-08
Cyprus Independence Dinner at The Atrium, 4 Millbank, SW1
Mr Haris Sophoclides The Greek Cypriot Brotherhood
30-Oct-08
Bottle of wine received as thank you present for speaking engagement
Mr David Berzon The Bnai Brith Raoul Wallenberg Lodge, Hampstead"
05-Nov-08
Lunch at the Butler's Wharf Chop House
Matt Nixson News of the World
05-Nov-08
Boat trip to and from Greenwich, buffet supper and refreshments and presentation aboard HMS Illustrious
The First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Jonathon Band KCB ADC Royal Navy Presentation Team
06-Nov-08
Lunch at the House of Commons
London NHS Confederation
08-Nov-08
4 Grandstand seats to view Lord Mayor's Show Procession, 4 tickets for lunch at the Barbican, 4 tickets to view Lord Mayor's Show Fireworks
Corporation of London
10-Nov-08
Lord Mayor's Banquet at the Guildhall
The Lord Mayor and Sheriffs of the Corporation of London
11-Nov-08
Two tickets for Music for Youth Concert at the Royal Albert Hall and refreshments
Michael C Doughty, Music for Youth

9 comments:

danfhope said...

"05-Jul-08 - Ashmole School Grand Ball, Mr Jeff Kaye, Chairman of the governors, Ashmole school"

As a former governor and pupil, just what on earth is state funded Ashmole School doing offering, and Brian Coleman doing accepting, a free 'Grand Ball' ticket for what was undoubtedly a fundraiser?

Why did you not politely refuse or alternatively demand to pay, Brian? This is a bit sick, in my opinion.

Brian Coleman aka Mr Toad has GOT to go said...

Rog T - thank you. This is exactly the kind of expose that makes blogging so worthwhile.

What continues to raise an eyebrow for me is that my anti-Coleman campaign requires neither clever words nor imagery, nor invective, nor satire.

Simple matter-of-factness is quite sufficient every time when it comes to the loathsome Mr Toad.

Brian Coleman (aka Mr Toad) has GOT to go!:

Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=24061317432

MySpace:

http://www.myspace.com/mr_toad_has_got_to_go

angelinjones said...

I would like to share a few things about Coleman. Coleman's politics and style led him to be one of Mayor of London Ken Livingstone's principal critics, publicly falling out with the Mayor over the London Borough of Barnet's resurfacing policy. Coleman takes great pride in his campaign to re-open Partingdale Lane, a narrow country road with no pavement, between Mill Hill and Woodside Park in London.
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Brian Coleman aka Mr Toad has GOT to go said...

I have uncovered shocking video evidence of a free feed that Coleman has failed to declare.

And I've posted it up at:
http://www.myspace.com/mr_toad_has_got_to_go

Brian Coleman aka Mr Toad has GOT to go said...

I see you get a mention in the comments here:
http://www.libdemvoice.org/brian-coleman-3-7087.html

Charlie Pottins said...

Not living in Barnet I've not kept up with the life of Brian, but I've just remembered that during the dispute over pay and conditions of London Underground cleaners someone mentioned they had similar problems in London Fire Brigade, trying to persuade Brian Coleman that fire station cleaners ought to receive a living wage.
Apparently Cllr.Coleman thought the idea was "ridiculous".
The London Living Wage is hardly extravagant, only a couple of quid above the minimum, and even Boris
thinks it is reasonable for council and contract staff. But not so Brian, it seems. Perhaps he imagines that low paid workers get as many free dinners as he does.

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fareeda mahmoud said...


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fareeda mahmoud said...


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