Monday 18 May 2015

Conservative councillor branded a racist

A newly-elected Conservative councillor in Oadby, Leicestershire has been reported to the police over an alleged racist remark in a public meeting.

Cllr Bob Fahey was greeted with cries of "racist" when he gave a short acceptance speech after being elected, referring to fellow councillor Cllr Rav Thakor as "the Indian" and Cllr Teck Khong as "the Chink".

A complaint was made to the police who visited Cllr Fahey's home but according to Fahey himself they left saying it was "pathetic".