Dear Miss Michael
Mr Mustard is sorry as he thinks he should accept a modicum of responsibility for what happened to you in the High Rd last September when you were the victim of a common assault by
Cllr (acting in his private capacity per the council's smoke machine) Brian Coleman.
Mr Mustard emailed Brian when he lost his seat on the London Assembly in May 2012 (he lost his head locally!) and suggested, amongst other things, the following,
“I think you need a new approach.
It would involve:-
listening to others
treating them with respect
carefully considering their opinions
not forcing your own opinions on them
accepting that bloggers are part of the political landscape in 2012
reversing most of the decisions you have taken recently ( i.e. reduce CPZ charges and install parking meters, keeping public parks public and so on).
You need a complete change of mentality and image. You need to become Brian “Cuddly” Coleman or some other more people friendly image.”
Now when Mr Mustard wrote that advice he didn't think Brian would interpret it as meaning he should get all up close and personal with you in September 12 (keep your friends close and your enemies closer, he certainly couldn't have got much close) as the cctv shows (thank goodness he wasn't the cabinet member with responsibility for cctv and so this footage couldn't get lost)
Now that isn't at all like what Mr Mustard would call cuddling, it is better described as undignified grappling, conduct unbecoming of a gentleman and a councillor.
Brian was lucky he didn't get a parking ticket, there is never a traffic warden around when you really need one.
You Helen should be given the freedom of the borough but you can realistically expect nothing but silence and a refusal to accept what Brian did from amongst his former cabinet colleagues. Mr Mustard might be wrong, as soon as he is back from his holidays Richard Cornelius will be straight into Cafe Buzz to offer his personal and heartfelt apologies for failing to act with decision and honour and I know you will accept his apology with dignity, which is the whole way in which you have conducted yourself since you became the queen of the parking resistance.
For those readers who haven't been to North Finchley for some time, do please go there. There is free car parking in the car parks today (Lodge Lane is nearest to Cafe Buzz). Mr Mustard doesn't drink coffee very often as he is a tea person, he can vouch for the tea being excellent (oops Mr Mustard left without paying for 2 cups yesterday) and others do enjoy the coffees (and Mrs Angry was consuming an enormous portion of chocolate cake yesterday which was self evidently excellent). He can vouch for the breakfasts which are served all day.
Free parking again tomorrow on the bank holiday. There are other good shops in N Finchley (Waterstones and Tally Ho fruit and veg to name but two - don't forget Mr Mustard's home of High Barnet either with Hopscotch Sweets being well worth a visit)
Sorry, once again for putting ideas into Brian's head.