Councillor Colin Brewer makes headlines again with his comments about disabled children

(26 Posts)
blacklightning Fri 17-May-13 13:37:24

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/05/11/cornish-councillor-disability-colin-brewer-deformed-lambs-_n_3259240.html

blacklightning Fri 17-May-13 13:45:39
FanjoForTheMammaries Fri 17-May-13 13:49:59

not really an AIBU?

gordyslovesheep Fri 17-May-13 13:50:56

what a charmer !

blacklightning Fri 17-May-13 13:55:08

Colin Brewer's previous comments were discussed 2 weeks ago in AIBU, and I think it is unreasonable for this person to hold the position he does with the views he has.

FanjoForTheMammaries Fri 17-May-13 13:58:16

on that YANBU at all smile

blacklightning Fri 17-May-13 14:01:46

Thanks. Sorry don't post often and my first AIBU, should have made it clearer in the title!

Had just came across this on Facebook and was so angry that I wanted to share.

minouminou Fri 17-May-13 14:19:57

That is sickening. He can't be well.

LetMeAtTheWine Fri 17-May-13 23:05:09

The man is a fucking disgrace. I cannot believe the people of Wadebridge re-elected him.

hedgefund Fri 17-May-13 23:07:51

what a cunt

hazeyjane Fri 17-May-13 23:10:04

Petition demanding he stand down here

AgentZigzag Fri 17-May-13 23:19:51

I'd heard of him in a general way, but reading what he actually said is sickening.

Godwins Law and all that, but if it quacks like a fascist...

TigerSwallowTail Sat 18-May-13 08:15:33

https://submissions.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/46463

Mencap's petition to have him step down.

Dawndonna Sat 18-May-13 08:18:18

Vile man angry

flatpackhamster Sat 18-May-13 08:31:27

blacklightning

Colin Brewer's previous comments were discussed 2 weeks ago in AIBU, and I think it is unreasonable for this person to hold the position he does with the views he has.

Well I think it's unreasonable that you bring it up in AIBU, again, when there's already been one thread about it and there's another one, or two, in the news section.

You do know this man was voted in through a transparent democratic process, don't you? Who appointed you Decider Of Who Should Stand For Elections?

TigerSwallowTail Sat 18-May-13 08:35:30

Who appointed you Decider Of What Should Be Posted In AIBU?

infamouspoo Sat 18-May-13 08:35:54

he went and repeated it flatpack. He is a disablist cunt. Would you be defending him if he'd made racist statements? If he'd said 'Jews should be gassed'. Then got re-elected and then had repeated 'Hitler had the right idea and we should gas them?'
Well?
Disablist views are as unacceptable in the democratic process as racist ones and shouldnt be allowed to stand.

peggyblackett Sat 18-May-13 08:43:43

Disabilist cunt indeed. Have signed the petition. Thanks for posting OP.

Dawndonna Sat 18-May-13 08:45:57

flatpack There are some people who really should not be allowed to stand for public office. Brewer is one of them. His views are abhorrent and his prejudice high. He is also repeating the mantra used in the thirties about the cost to the state of people with disabilities. I think there are many who feel he should not be allowed to take public office. Let's face it, if Nick Griffin got a seat and then propounded these views with regard to race, he would be swiftly arrested and removed from office. People with disabilities are entitled to the same protection as others.

blacklightning Sat 18-May-13 14:17:36

Flatpack, a feature of democracy is that you do not have to be appointed by anyone to question who is in power and the process by which they are in that position. Also I am entitled to express my view that the process is flawed because this individual has been elected. It is in the interests of democracy that I would not want someone who would murder another individual for financial reasons in power.

I do not think anyone advocating state sponsored murder on the basis of financial considerations would care about your democratic rights if you became ill or disabled.

PeneloPeePitstop Sat 18-May-13 14:19:25

I've heard he tries to excuse his comments on the grounds he's suffered a stroke and he's "not quite himself".

Right, so if he is aware of what he is doing then why does he keep doing it, and if not then surely he meets his own euthanasia criteria?

Arsehole.

JustGiveMeFiveMinutes Sat 18-May-13 14:23:37

flatpackhamster

Words fail me, I am so angry. You should be banned for trying to silence people on this thread.

Dawndonna Sat 18-May-13 16:01:39

By the way, he only won by four votes.

AgentZigzag Sat 18-May-13 16:53:17

The biggest mistake people make when they're wondering how people holding these kinds of views have been voted in, is to write off and underestimate the voters who put them there as thick as shit scuzz buckets who don't have an ounce of brain cells or power between them.

I bet most of them are well educated, successful, naice people who could be described as pillars of the community.

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