Graffiti vandals have a “human right” to express themselves...Wha...?
...says a fledgling city councillor. Recently elected Canterbury Labour member Mel Dawkins made her bold claim during a debate about increasing fines for the offence.Of course it's Labour. The criminal's friend.
Cllr Dawkins, who represents St Stephen’s ward, was interrupted by community committee chairman Cllr Neil Baker, who retorted: “They don’t have the right to commit criminal damage.”No doubt muttering under his breath '...you stupid woman'.
But she continued: “You can’t stop creativity and I don’t think increasing fines will be a successful deterrent. It’s squishing something that everyone has the right to do.”Here's the 'lady' in question. Be a shame if anyone defaced this photo and...wait, no it wouldn't. It'd be art!
The bid to increase fines was recommended for approval by the committee by eight votes to four. Another proposal to crack down on fly-tipping was also backed.Yes, you read that right. There's three more morons as well as her.