A councillor has sparked a national row after saying that disabled children "should be put down". Collin Brewer, an independent councillor from Wadebridge, made the remarks to a member of Disability Cornwall, Hayle at an equalities event 18 months ago.
Councillor Brewer took over a year to send an apology letter via 2nd class post folded into 8 on an A4 paper. The independant councillor now faces huge pressure to resign. But Cornwall Council says in a statement that although Cllr Collin Brewer has broken its Code of Conduct, it is legally unable to suspend him as a result. Instead, the only 'proportionate' sanction it was able to impose was to require Cllr Brewer to issue a formal apology, which he has done.
Mr Brewer says he can't apologise enough, but believes he hasn't done anything wrong.
The model Katie Price, who has a disabled son herself has tweeted to her 1.7 million followers about the councillor.
Cllr Brewer, who's served Wadebridge East for the past 26 years, say's he'll make a decision on his position tonight.
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