Colin Brewer, independent councillor for Wadebridge East – remember that name if you live in that area come the May elections- told a Disability Cornwall stand at Lys Kernow, “Disabled children cost the council too much money and should be put down.”.
An investigation ensued but he refuses to resign over the remarks which took place in October 2011. In my opinion he should be sacked, never mind resigning and also have a visit from the local Constabulary.
He wittered in his defence to Disability Cornwall: “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.”
He later snivelled, “I had come to their stall after a long council meeting and I was probably a little bit het up. I used to be a salesman and I said it to provoke them into a discussion – I expected them to parry it and talk to me.”
Seemingly a ‘Class-A’ asshole and someone who most certainly, in 21st century Cornwall, should not be party to making any decsions that affect us at all.
This is a back’long episode from the with-out-a-doubt, ‘hilarious’ public schoolboy, David Mitchell’s, BBC funded ‘David Mitchell’s Soapbox’.
This series was a chance for the floppy-fringed posh boy to spout exactly what he’d been brought up to think, in a ‘funny way’!
In this episode he takes on Gaelic but within ridicules the Cornish language in the most disgusting fashion.
The uninformed buffoon’s tirade includes the idea that “campaigning to put it (Cornish) on road signs is completely lunatic”, apparently unaware that the majority of our place-names are actually Cornish!
There is a Cornwall Council policy of making English road signs bilingual – so unfortunately for Mr Mitchell and although it has nothing to do with him, it is at no extra cost to the Cornish tax-payer and these signs are only replaced as needed.
Mitchell’s drivel is smug, Victorian in thinking and at best, slightly fascistic.
Oh, those days at school when he went to Latinland to hear those Latins speaking Latin. He must remember them well…
Mitchell might do well to remember that in a time when Cornish (not English) was spoken by virtually the entire population of Cornwall, three Cornishmen were saving the English language (such as it was) from extinction. But for they, David Mitchell would be speaking Norman French and probably wouldn’t be called ‘David Mitchell’ either.
To be honest, I’ve never found this clown funny (nor, for that matter, his mine-shaft nosed counter-part) and this just confirmed my conviction.