Friday, 1 March 2013

Disabled Children Should be Put Down...

According to Colin Brewer, Cornish Independent Councillor, "Disabled children cost the council too much money and should be put down."

Colin Brewer puts herod the Great to shame with his views on disabled children
There is no ambiguity to the above statement; nor I feel could there be assertions that the claim was taken out of context. No, these appear to be the words, and as a natural extension, the thoughts of a man holding elected office.

For anyone to hold such thoughts is a sad and frightening indictment of the country and times in which we live. But, for that someone to hold public office, with the potential to have influence over a council's budget, including expenditure on children's' services; then we should all fear for the disabled children who are unfortunate enough to have this man legislating on their behalf.

"While I meant no offence by my remarks to you I can see, in retrospect, that they were ill judged and insensitive and should not have been made at all."

Here we have a person who is quite capable of getting himself elected, as an Independent at that, onto a council, yet he is unable to make comments without the gift of hindsight. As children most of us are able to make that link between thought and speech, because it is a real social necessity to process your thoughts and deliver them to the ears of others through speech; a must for politicians at all levels.

I hear Brewer has resigned. Good riddance to bad rubbish.     

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