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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A dull and damp start but it will become drier and brighter from the north this afternoon but stay cold and windy.
A damp and cold night ahead. Valentine's Day will start cloudy but become brighter in the afternoon. Risk of showers along the Kent coast.
Cold and damp tonight with outbreaks of rain. A cold and dull start to Valentine's Day but becoming drier and brighter by the afternoon.