A Conservative councillor has been thrown out of the party for a year after a picture on his Facebook page appeared to compare burkas to binbags.
Chris Joannides was a member of the Tory opposition on Labour-run Enfield Council in north London. The photo on his Facebook page is said to have shown a woman and a child in a burka standing between two binbags.
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