Bumped into an old friend last night who happens to be making a name for himself in a South London Conservative Party branch. After exchanging pleasantries, he told me that he'd bumped into none other than Brian Coleman and had a chat with him (knowing how Brian Coleman and myself like each other so much).
I often wonder how the Tory world outside Barnet views Brian Coleman. I think my question was answered last night. The two had briefly discussed Trades Unions. Coleman rather strangely announced "You are far better off dealing an old dinosaur who is out for twubble as the public will back you than one who is weasonable and might get a bit of sympathy". Sadly as ever in Colemans world, the fact that the public suffer is totally irrelevent, if a good dispute allows you to indulge in a bit of union bashing. My old mate described Coleman as a "comedy turn". As he's just provoked a firemans strike, it's not really that funny anymore