A councillor in Cornwall has refused to resign after saying that disabled children should be “put down”. At an official event designed to network council members with equalities organisations, Colin Brewer approached a stall operated by a disabled charity and told them:
“Disabled children cost the council too much money and should be put down.”
Details of the incident, which occurred in 2011, have only now come to light after a standards committee forced him to send a written letter of apology to the organisation running the stand, Disability Cornwall.
The independent councillor’s excuse?
“I had come to their stall after a long council meeting and I was probably a little bit het up as we had had some difficult debates.”
This scumbag is currently taking home nearly £14,000 in allowances courtesy of the taxpayer (not including expenses).