A leading Tory councillor has been suspended for nearly five months after a campaign led by Political Scrapbook. Following a meeting in February 2010 approving cuts of £65 million and 1,300 redundancies, the leader of the Conservative group on Hull City Council tweeted that anti-cuts protesters in the public gallery were “retards”. Scrapbook later revealed that a number of people observing […]

SIGN UP TO THE FACEBOOK PETITION BELOW The Tory who branded anti-cuts protesters a “collection of retards” has been subject to an official complaint from the mother of a disabled child. The Conservative leader on Hull City Council hit the headlines after Scrapbook exposed his rant against those viewing a council meeting in which 1,400 […]

Pressure is mounting on the Tories’ leader on Hull City Council to resign. After Scrapbook exposed his tweet calling anti-cuts protesters “retards” it has emerged several people targeted by his rant had learning disabilities. The story is currently one of the most read on BBC news: Unison regional organiser Steve Torrance said several people with physical and learning disabilities […]

With a meeting approving cuts of £65 million and 1,300 redundancies, the leader of the Conservative group on Hull City Council has landed himself in hot water by calling anti-cuts protesters in the public gallery “retards”: The term is not without previous political controversy. Fiery Democrat operator and Mayor-elect of Chicago Rahm Emanuel was forced to apologise after […]