John Cherry claimed Pakistani children would fail to "rise to the top" and some nationalities were "uncertain" what hard work is about. The Chichester councillor was responding to proposals by a South London academy to open an Eton-style boarding school in the West Sussex countryside.
He warned the children would want to "escape into the forest - it will be a sexual volcano".But after being heavily criticised for the comments, Mr Cherry resigned from the Conservative Party and apologised.
He said: "My remarks about Durand Academy, as reported in the Mail on Sunday today, were plainly wrong. They were thoughtless and extremely foolish. I unreservedly apologise and withdraw them. I very much regret the distress this must have caused."
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