The Tories disgraced themselves in the recent local election campaign, with at least eighteen councillors or candidates suspended because of vile racist, misogynist or homophobic comments – and then the party’s own decision, based on a discredited claim, to reinstate a racist-‘joke‘ councillor in order to seize control of a council.
It seems the nasty party started as it means to continue, with news breaking that a Conservative councillor in Sefton, to the north of Liverpool, has been ‘ousted’ after Labour complained about his arrogant and abusive comments on social media.
Simon Jamieson thought it would be a good idea to compare student Sean Flynn to a character from the 1960s television series The Munsters – after insulting his literacy when Flynn pointed out Jamieson’s embarrassing comment about Tory disinformation:
The embarrassing display of arrogance – reminiscent of former Cabinet member Andrew Mitchell’s ‘plebgate‘ display that saw him leave government – comes hard on the heels of other despicable behaviour by north Merseyside Tories.
Southport Conservatives were caught sharing information from the S*n – which is despised on Merseyside and which they had voted to boycott.
In Sefton, the Tories also attempted to bully a school head into removing a banner depicting the impact of Tory cuts on schools in the area – a move which backfired spectacularly.
Not only did the head merely re-erect the banner a few yards away, but all the other school heads in the area contacted teaching unions for their own banners to put up – they also agreed to meet regularly from now on to cooperate on ways to further publicise school cuts to the areas voters.
The Tories are incompetent as well as unpleasant. Speaking of which, it’s interesting to see that Mr Jamieson compared someone to a Munsters character, given that he himself bears more than a passing resemblance to one from the Addams Family:
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