Search
Category & Tag Cloud
Barnet Council (356) Video (271) Conservatives (197) Council Video (133) Barnet 2014 (114) Election 2014 (110) Labour (86) Mike Freer MP (60) Matthew Offord MP (52) Liberal Democrats (48) Councillor allowances (45) Parliament (41) Leaflet (39) Cllr Brian Coleman (36) Boris Johnson (33) Brunswick Park (31) Theresa Villiers MP (30) BAPS (28) Council Waste (28) Hendon Constituency (26) Andrew Dismore (24) By-Election (23) GLA / Mayor (22) Key Policies (22) One Barnet Plan (22) Parking (18) Alison Moore (17) Cllr Lynne HIllan (16) Cllr Richard Cornelius (16) Future Shape (16) Planning (16) UKIP (16) Coppetts (15) Councillors (15) Andrew Dismore AM (14) Finchley & Golders Green Const. (14) Audio (12) Chipping Barnet Constituency (12) Gay Marriage (12) Cllr Andreas Tambourides (11) Cllr Brian Coleman (11) Cllr Hugh Rayner (11) Eric Pickles (11) High Barnet (11) The Residents' Association of Barnet (10) Comment (9) David Cameron (9) UKIP (9) Wekkop Cllr Richard Cornelius (9) Constitution Committee (8) East Barnet (8) Mill Hill (8) Golders Green (7) Hale (7) Hustings (7) Leaflet (7) Manifestos (7) West Hendon (7) Barnet Eye (6) Bugle Fact Check (6) Cllr Daniel Thomas (6) Council Tax (6) Friern Barnet Library (6) Grant Shapps (6) Matthew Harris (6) Cat Hill (5) Cllr Monroe Palmer (5) Colindale (5) Edgware (5) Enfield Council (5) Greens (5) Labour (5) Somali Centre (5) Underhill (5) Audit Committee (4) Budget OSC (4) Cllr Dean Cohen (4) Cllr Jack Cohen (4) Cllr Mark Shooter (4) East Finchley (4) Eruv (4) Green Belt (4) Green Party (4) Hendon FC (4) Israel (4) Ken Livingstone (4) Margaret Thatcher (4) MQT (4) Nick Walkley (4) Sarah Sackman (4)
Articles
Twitter @barnetbugle
« Very large and furious comment thread on ConHome blog slows down | Main | Hear and see the government call Barnet Councillor's "On another planet" and Hillan "Insane" »
7:16PM

Who would have thought that Brian Coleman would become the Bob Crow Shop Steward of Fat Cat Councillors

We thank DCMD for allowing to use this image of Brian Coleman used on his blog as an April Fools joke.

It suddenly struck the Bugle how ridiculous it was watching Coleman on TV making all the same nonsense excuses made by some overpaid public sector Union bosses to justify their bloated salaries. We've had:

  • We work harder that you think we do - 90 hours / many days a week - (we reported how Andreas Tambourides is paid £5,000 a meeting to be Chairman of Licencing). The Bugle wonders how Brian Coleman finds time to sleep if he spends 90 hours a week on his Barnet duties, another 90 hours a week being a 'office based' GLA member and another 90 hours chairing the Fire Authority.
  • Our job has changed in ways you can't imagine (well most Councillors now have no direct say in running the Councillors. (Twenty years ago all Councillors ran the Council and were paid peanuts.)
  • Our 'bosses' are paid more (R4 interview citing Chief Officer salaries being 5x or 10x Councillors allowances) - yet Coleman was against workers wanting to narrow differentials at City Hall.
  • We're now professionals, not amateurs, and so need 'professional pay'
  • ACAS / Independent body recommended our bloated salary so taxpayers should fund it

What the Bugle wonders is how fiscal Conservatives and Thatcherites on the Conservative Group can bear listening to this socialist claptrap on the airwaves as a representation of their views?

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>