We are sad that Brian Coleman has cancelled the carnival at the very last moment.
We suspected he was thinking of it as far back as last July so, surely, he could have cancelled it earlier before the committee had put so much work in this year’s festival.
I am sure he wasn’t being mean, and small minded and vindictive, and that there was a legitimate reason for waiting so long, so it would be nice if he could explain what this reason is. We would hate our readership to get the wrong idea about him.
Here is an open invitation, write in and tell us why and we will print it in full.
There is also a story in the Finchley Times – but we can’t write about it ourselves as we strive to be non-political and won’t take sides.