Boris Johnson's fire chief has refused to explain why he accepted dinners and a luxury hamper from a firm awarded a multi-million pound contract by LFEPA
The Barnet Times approached Brian Coleman yesterday after I revealed the nature of his relationship with Asset Co chief Executive John Shannon.
"When Mr Coleman was contacted by the Times Series for comment on why he accepted the meals and hamper he hung up the telephone."
Few will be surprised that Brian holds his constituents in such contempt.
His refusal to publish his expenses and his long abuse of the expenses system has already caused many in his party to call for him to go.
But for him to refuse to explain his relationship with a company awarded many millions of pounds of taxpayers money, is of another order.
“There does seem to be a somewhat incestuous relationship between AssetCo and Mr Coleman.“When you have a situation where a company is lavishing hospitality on him with dinner dates and a £350 Harvey Nichols hamper you have to ask certain questions.“We're reluctant to start making accusations until we've asked those questions, but at the moment it doesn't look good.”
According to the Barnet Times:
"AssetCo have declined to comment on the hamper, the meals and what was discussed at the meetings."
So Brian's in good company!