Asked by a council officer — in the middle of a planning scrutiny meeting — for suggestions for speeding up the eviction of travellers, this was the response of Maidenhead Tory Cllr Alan Mellins:
With up to 500,000 Roma gypsies having been executed by the Nazis in World War II, Cllr Mellins told the Maidenhead Advertiser:
“I do not have any prejudices. I do not consider myself to have any anyway.”
The Gypsy Council and Labour HQ have both issued statements calling for him to consider his position.
Scrapbook wonders what Mellins’ local colleague Theresa May thinks.