Saturday 11 April 2009
Has Brian Coleman been silenced?
Barnet Council Watch detests censorship. Freedom of expression is a central tenet of a democratic and civilised society, so when the Barnet Times removed one of Rog T’s blogs from their web site, it was republished here in full.
The same fate seems to have befallen a press release issued by Brian Coleman which has mysteriously disappeared off the GLA website.
The circumstances surrounding this story can be found on the Tory Troll blog.
Rog T and Brian Coleman are poles apart politically, but they both have strongly held views which they are not afraid to express in forthright terms. Barnet Council Watch defends their right to be heard, even if we disagree with much of what they both have to say.
Therefore we are republishing Cllr Coleman’s press release unedited so that you can read it and decide for yourself whether you think he is the best politician in London or an overpaid egotist with a big mouth.