UPDATE: As a message to myself not to post after drinking I’ll leave this five year old story up. Especially since another Councillor just said disabled children should be put down)
A Tory Councillor has been suspended after suggesting their local authority should murder children to cut down on the local social care bill.
Councillor Hugh Jackson claimed his comments were a joke and refused to resign. He was supported by his colleagues. According to Jackson:
“Coun Jackson, who represents Monkseaton North ward, said today he regretted making the comment but refused to resign.
He said: It was misplaced humour, one of those things I wish I had not said. As soon as I said it I wished I hadn’t, it should never have been said.
We were discussing some of the expensive bits of the budget and one of those is children looked after out of the borough.
I said have we looked at other policies and said something along the lines of have we thought about euthanasia?”
If this is what they say in public imagine what they say in private.
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