Councillor who said disabled children should be put down resigns

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Councillor who said disabled children should be put down resigns

Lorraine Moss
From The Guardian

Collin Brewer, an independent Cornwall councillor, says: 'I was wrong – I admit it. I will continue to apologise'
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guardian.co.uk, Thursday 28 February 2013 09.24 GMT

Cornwall councillor Collin Brewer, who has reportedly resigned. Photograph: Ryan Hooper/PA
A councillor who said children with disabilities "should be put down" to save taxpayers money has resigned, it has been reported.

Collin Brewer, an independent Cornwall councillor, said his remarks at an equalities event at County Hall in Truro 18 months ago were designed to "provoke a debate".

However, the veteran council member has been met with a storm of criticism from disabled people, carers and campaigners – including the former glamour model Katie Price, whose son Harvey is disabled.

Brewer initially refused to resign on Wednesday, saying his comments were "a flippant remark".

But he has since reconsidered his position. Asked in an interview with BBC Radio Cornwall whether those offended by his comments would be pleased with his decision, Brewer said: "I know they will be. This is my first indiscretion – not that there's any excuse for that."

He said he had received messages of support from at least half a dozen councillors who contacted him over his remarks.

"They know this is against my character," he said.

"I was wrong – I admit it. I will continue to apologise."
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Lorraine Moss
And we thought we had some nasty ones !
“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”
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GAZZER
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I cannot imagine why anyone would say such a terrible thing-what political party is he linked to.
If you try to cure evil with evil-you will add more pain to your fate.
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AngelDelight
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Idiot man.
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Lorraine Moss
I know it is shocking, I heard about it on LBC last night.

Gazzer, I believe he is an Independent.
“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”
― William Faulkner--
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GAZZER
Ahhhh INDEPENDANT code for socialist Nazi-the final solution and all that left-wing hitlerite ideology.

 
If you try to cure evil with evil-you will add more pain to your fate.
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Lorraine Moss
Gazzer, I just noticed that you changed your photo, the new one is much nicer.
“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”
― William Faulkner--