The leader of Harrogate Borough Council has been suspended from the Conservative Party after being photographed dressed as Adolf Hitler.Blimey! Council meetings must be a hell of a...
Mike Gardner, who was pictured giving a Nazi salute at a fancy dress party, said he had done "nothing wrong".To any normal person, he hasn't. As Longrider points out:
"A fancy dress party is just that, dressing up as famous or infamous figures from history or fantasy – the point being, that they are recognisable as such."
And unless I'm pretty much mistaken (and I'm sure some councillors read this and will tell me if I'm wrong) there's no great list of 'People You Must Never, Ever Dress Up As, Even In Your Own Time'. Is there?
Conservative Party headquarters said he had been suspended pending an investigation into his conduct.They will, of course, have relied upon some woolly rule about 'not bringing the party or council into disrepute by your behaviour' which, frankly, is so vaguely worded and open to subjective reasoning that it might as well say 'Don't do anything we don't like, and we'll decide what we don't like, even after the fact'....
Not that anyone involved comes out too well:/facepalm
The images were taken from a Facebook page, which Mr Gardner said was a "total violation of my privacy".
Mike, unless the administrators of your Facebook page followed you to this party, encouraged you to pose for the camera and then posted it up under your account, there's only one person responsible for this.
This, of course, is why nothing ever gets done in this country. There's too much activity spent on nonsense like this.