Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Conservative councillor's offensive tweets prompt call for powers to hold councillors to account

A Labour councillor in Dover has called for training in the Nolan Principals of Standards in Public Life for all councillors after repeated offensive comments made by a Conservative councillor on Twitter.

Cllr Gordon Cowan wants Dover District Council to lobby the British government for more powers to hold councillors to account and to put on training for councillors after taking umbrage with Conservative Cllr Bob Frost's tweets. Cllr Frost has referred to French people as "frogs", asians as "sons of camel drivers" and "rag heads" and black people "jungle bunnies". He recently said that Labour voters live on "a diet of lard and fags".