As this blog reported last week, our local GLA member (and the man responsible for the parking mayhem in Barnet) Brian Coleman stated that crime was down in Barnet and it's all down to his hard work (full story here - http://barneteye.blogspot.com/2012/01/porkie-pies-of-brian-coleman-gla-member.html ). Imagine how surprised I was to read in the Sun that Mill Hill, where I live is in the top 20 burglary Hotspots.
Here is the image from the Sun's website
(full story here - http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4105484/They-dont-live-appily-in-crime-hit-Apperley.html )
Not only is Mill Hill number 20, Barnet is actually no 14. You can read the whole sorry tale here. What Coleman has to face up to is that if he wants to claim the success for good crime figures, he has to take the rap for the bad ones. As the freedom of information request published by this website in the story listed above shows Coleman has had no meetings with the Met police in Barnet to discuss these appalling figures, it is quite clear he must shoulder some of the blame for being so lazy. It really couldn't be more simple.
If I were Boris Johnson, I'd get shot of Coleman before his ineptitude completely derails his Mayoral bid in May.