A councillor was rushed to hospital after falling down a flight of stairs just moments before a disciplinary hearing into her comments on golliwogs was due to begin.Oo-er!
The council’s standards panel into her comments to The Argus in August has now been postponed until a later date.
The Hangleton and Knoll councillor was due to attend a hearing chaired by three fellow councillors into charges she had brought the authority into disrepute for...Comparing black people to golliwogs?
No. Amazingly, by... well, read for yourself.
...describing golliwogs as “nostalgic, not racist”.A heinous crime, I'm sure you'll agree?
She had been contacted by The Argus to comment on a story that homestore firm Bert’s had been selling golliwog place mats.
Brighton and Hove City Council received four “separate but similar” complaints from three residents and the authority’s Black and Minority Ethnic Workers’ Forum on her comments.Ah! I smell the distinct metallic tang of axes being ground by the usual suspects.