Brian Coleman is the victim of a "poisonous" blog campaign that is beginning to seep into the mainstream media, he has claimed.
Speaking to an investigating officer in advance of his Standards Hearing, Coleman said that the "drip, drip, drip of poison about him" could not go on.
"Do you know all that it takes for evil to win is for good men to do nothing""And I think sometimes you just have to say to these people, look enough is enough. why should my 85 year old mother read this? Why should my friends read this? Why, because it's just personal abuse and we're all thick skinned politicians and week after week you find, I have been called all sorts of things but week in week out drip, drip, drip of poison and to the extent that local papers have started "oh it's a slow news week let's have a look at his dodgy blogs.""Well that story and some of the stuff about me was actually seeping into the local paper as news stories which is why I started with the outright tributes I got the press officers to correct because I know even the Evening Standard were starting to look at it. Katherine Barney of the Evening Standard started looking at his blog and picking out stories, oh another story about Coleman and his supposed expenses and it all feeds off each other. So sometimes enough is enough."
Coleman excluded Tory Troll and Dave Hill's blog from his criticism saying that although we featured him, our coverage was "part of the rough and tumble of politics"
However, he claimed that other attacks on him were "bordering" on the homophobic and anti-semitic and accused blogger Roger Tichborne of being a "stalker"
Coleman's extraordinary claims formed part of his defence against a standards investigation into his conduct.
The case began after he accused Tichborne of being:
"an obsessive, poisonous individual and Labour Party Member whose blog is full of lies, half-truths and misinformation"
However, when asked about the investigation Coleman told the Barnet Times:
"This has absolutely nothing to do with me, nothing whatsoever, and if you say otherwise you will be hearing from my solicitor."
Unfortunately this was in itself a lie and the Standards investigation was into Coleman
And although the council's insurers had offered to give Coleman legal cover for free, Coleman instead chose to hire Beachcroft solicitors.
Barnet Council then agreed to stump up a £10,000 indemnity to pay for it.
Once paid, Coleman's solicitors trawled through Tichborne's blog and listed every critical comment about his client.
They then compared Tichborne to a "schoolyard bully" and said that Coleman was the "victim" of an obsessive campaign.
However, depite this high-class cover, the investigator still found that Coleman had broken the code of conduct.
The case will be decided by a Barnet Standards Committee next week.