I tweeted the following about a London Councillor: "@frothingangry: Too Many Cuts: toomanycuts.blogspot.com/2012/01/on-ele… Councillor Coleman: Benefit scrounger, Social Housing abuser, Tory bigwig. #frothers".
This was a follow-up to our blog story about Clr Coleman here: toomanycuts.blogspot.com/2012/01/on-eleventh-day-of-xmas-my-true-love.html
While "benefits" is used in the UK to mean "welfare", the man has certainly milked the benefits of his position, as documented here:
and in many other places.
"Social Housing abuse" is something he and his party feel very strongly about - they are trying to reduce the already woeful social housing provision in Britain and, as reported in my links above, Clr Coleman told a single mother to "Live in the real world" after she sought his help over an extortionate rent increase.
Councillor Coleman lives in Social Housing.*[see below]
Some clue as to his sensitivity over tweets might lie in this clip: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uuj1il43xg&feature=youtu.be where he argues for stricter controls on Internet material, replying to the reporter's question about the human right of expression with "Human rights my backside!"
Hopefully this explains why I think my tweet about Councillor Coleman was justified and my suspension unreasonable. The tweet was not mass-circulated, only put out the once as a link to our blog.
Please will you lift the suspension on my account and that of @HeadlessLamarr?
Anybody still interested in Councillor Coleman might enjoy this article from the London Evening Standard (especially the comments!) as well as my links above.
*correction: My use of the term Social Housing is inaccurate. Mr. Coleman's home is a church charity property, which enjoys a 50% rent subsidy.
Thanks to Mrs Angry for pointing this out.