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#1    MoorWalks

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:53 PM

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A councillor has apologised for telling a disability charity that "disabled children cost the council too much money and should be put down".

Collin Brewer, an independent member of Cornwall Council, made the comments to a Disability Cornwall member at a stall at County Hall in Truro in 2011.

The charity complained and the authority's Standards Committee has reported its findings.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:57 PM

wow what a piece of ****, an apology after a statement like that sure as hell wouldn't make me feel any better about the guy.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:25 PM

I like how in the world of politics an apology makes everything as clear and pure as freshly fallen snow. This'll be forgotten in a week.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

Sorry? He should be forced to resign. Does he actually think that after saying something like that he can continue to represent constituents in any way? Idiot.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

And yet many of those people who condemn the councillor's comments will see nothing wrong in putting a child down whilst the child is still in the womb.

Edited by TheLastLazyGun, 27 February 2013 - 04:07 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:10 PM

My four year old son has picked up the saying (from somewhere!) "sorry makes it better" and uses this every time he does something he shouldn't.

I've had to point out to him that sorry doesn't always make it better.  Someone should point that out to this councillor!  You kind of expect this behaviour from a four year old though!


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:12 PM

Absolutely scandalous!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

That sounds like Hitler's policy of "euthanizing" older disabled children.  Is that what the world is coming to now? Kill the people who are not well, old, or not useful to society to balance the budget?  Good grief.  Why not cut back on some of those lovely government perquisites politicians so enjoy first?


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:19 PM

I also condem those statements.

However, it is a fact of and in nature that only the strong survive.

As a species we have moved beyond that through compassion, empathy, and medical advances, further separating ourselfs from the other life forms on this diverse planet.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

View PostMoon Gazer, on 27 February 2013 - 04:10 PM, said:

My four year old son has picked up the saying (from somewhere!) "sorry makes it better" and uses this every time he does something he shouldn't.

I've had to point out to him that sorry doesn't always make it better.  Someone should point that out to this councillor!  You kind of expect this behaviour from a four year old though!

Someone should point it out to Cameron, too.  I can't understand this modern obsession amongst British politicians to apologise for eveything, even for things that happened before they were born.  I think it was Tony Blair who started the whole thing.

The other day Cameron apologised to the Indians for the 1919 Amritsar Massacre (which was only retaliation for the murders of Europeans by Indians), yet so far we've not had a word of apology from the Indians for their brutal massacre of Britons during the 1857 Rebellion, which was started by brutal Indian religious leaders when Hindu and Muslim Indian soldiers in the British Army were asked - like other soldiers - to bite off the paper cartridges for their rifles which were greased with animal fat, namely beef and pork.  The murderous response by the Indians, spurred on by religious fanatics, was completely over the top.  There was not even a word of apology from the Indians for their brutal rapes of many British and European girls and women throughout the 19th century (in one instance, 48 girls as young as 10 were raped by rebels in Delhi).  The brutal British response to the 1857 mutiny was seen by many as an opportunity for revenge for these rapes.  Yet not once did the Indian Prime Minister apologise to the British on behalf of his nation for the brutal murders his people committed in 1857 or for the rapes of hundreds of British and European women.

Edited by TheLastLazyGun, 27 February 2013 - 04:35 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

He should resign.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:37 PM

View PostOverSword, on 27 February 2013 - 04:29 PM, said:

He should resign.

Why is killing disabled children in the womb considered okay but killing disabled children out of the womb isn't?

Edited by TheLastLazyGun, 27 February 2013 - 04:37 PM.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

View PostTheLastLazyGun, on 27 February 2013 - 04:07 PM, said:

And yet many of those people who condemn the councillor's comments will see nothing wrong in putting a child down whilst the child is still in the womb.

oh? speak for yourself before you speak for others.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

View PostTheLastLazyGun, on 27 February 2013 - 04:07 PM, said:

And yet many of those people who condemn the councillor's comments will see nothing wrong in putting a child down whilst the child is still in the womb.


That's because it isn't actually a 'child'.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

View PostTheLastLazyGun, on 27 February 2013 - 04:29 PM, said:

Someone should point it out to Cameron, too.  I can't understand this modern obsession amongst British politicians to apologise for eveything, even for things that happened before they were born.  I think it was Tony Blair who started the whole thing.

It's called diplomacy (a useful tool), and I'm pretty sure it existed before Blair.





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