Having spent days wishing the growing scandal would just go away, Southend-on-Sea Conservatives have now suspended Cllr Blaine Robin over his links to the far right English Defence League.
Scrapbook revealed on Monday that the councillor had attended an organising meeting for the EDL’s controversial Tower Hamlets demonstration at which 60 people were arrested. But the final straw seems to have been a letter from East Region MEP Richard Howitt demanding an investigation by the council.
Developing. Will post more as we get it.