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    Default Independant councillor refuses to resign over shocking remarks.

    An Independent councillor from Cornwall a MR. Collin Brewer, made startling remarks about putting down disabled children as they were too costly


    The comment was made to Theresa Court, advice services manager of Disability Cornwall which complained to the council's standards committee.

    Ms Court said: 'I was absolutely horrified anyone would make such a depraved comment, let alone a Cornwall councillor at a public event.

    'As far as I was concerned, I had a duty to make a formal complaint against Councillor Brewer to seek appropriate justice.'

    Her charity had a stand at an information event in Truro in October 2011. She was on hand to tell councillors about the issues they face and the work they do with parents of children with special needs.

    Mr Brewer approached the stand, where there were parents of disabled children, and asked what the charity did. According to Ms Court he said that children with special needs cost too much money.

    Read more: 'Disabled children cost too much and should be put down': Bizarre rant by councillor to disability charity | Mail Online



    So should the councillor resign or is he right to brazen it out and dismiss the furore?
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    There was a thread here recently where some posters agreed with abortions in the UK for foetuses with club foot or other disabilities. When you start with eugenicist thoughts like that towards unborn children it is not much of a stretch that certain people will have the same view of children and young adults with disabilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey Moloney View Post
    There was a thread here recently where some posters agreed with abortions in the UK for foetuses with club foot or other disabilities. When you start with eugenicist thoughts like that towards unborn children it is not much of a stretch that certain people will have the same view of children and young adults with disabilities.
    and the elderly and anyone who is a burden on society...
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    He is not alone.

    In the article, she wrote: 'It is time to suggest that these so-called Paralympics . . . are - well, one hesitates to say "grotesque". One will only say "perverse"…Surely physical competition is about finding the best - the fastest, strongest, highest, all that. It is not about finding someone who can wobble his way around a track in a wheelchair, or who can swim from one end of a pool to the other by Braille.' She advised the disabled and blind to 'play to your competitive advantage' and added: 'In other words, Stephen Hawking shows his wisdom by staying out of the three-legged race.' Mary Ellen Synon

    Should he resign - no. Would I vote for him - no.
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    he's finished
    i owe my allegiance only to the working class

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    The said councillor probably wishes he was alive when Hitler was in power in Germany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zakalwe1 View Post
    and the elderly and anyone who is a burden on society...
    what the differance in saying that , and having a child aborted just because it has Downs

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    If he's not gone in the next election I'll be astonished and disgusted.

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    I wonder are the same PC brigade showing faux outrage at this the very same crowd who would happily advocate abortions for mothers whose babies are diagnosed with disabilities before being born?

    I'd bet my own life on it.

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