Saturday 12 September 2009

Pot Accuses Kettle (1)

Last week, the London Evening Standard interviewed Cllr Mike Freer, who said:
“There is nothing wrong with genuine political debate but the one thing that blogging does allow people to do is to say the vilest things without having the guts to put their heads above the parapet.”
This is the same Mike Freer who told another interviewer that communicating with residents was “a pain in the arse” and called his critics “nutters” and “not normal”.

He also said:
“I have a group of followers what I call the ‘one handed bloggers’. I’ll leave it to your own imagination what the other hand is doing."
How charming.


Amanda said...

Im not sure Mike Freer used the word or term "wanker" to be fair!

Don't Call Me Dave said...


By inference, Cllr Freer was quite clearly calling his opponents wankers. No reasonable person could interpret his comments in any other way. Indeed, the independent investigator who considered Rog T’s complaint against Cllr Coleman made specific reference to the “sexual connotation” of Mr Freer’s remarks.

Statler and Waldorf said...

Dearest Councillor Amanda,

So let's have a pop quiz in the comments (with DCMD's indulgence). Is Michael Whitney Freer's position on bloggers

a) They are highly skilled typists who prefer to use one hand for extra speed?

b) They have really, really small keyboards that can't accomodate more than one hand?

c) That bloggers in Barnet, you and him excepted of course, are compositing his various outbursts nutty malicious wankers who should be treated as second class citizens?

d) Another possible suggestion as to what Councillor Amanda can suggest having whispered the question into Michael's ear?

All vote now...

With fuzzy hugs,


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

Statler and Waldorf! How exciting to see you commenting again. Will your blog be making a warm and fuzzy comeback?