A councillor who said disabled children "should be put down" to save taxpayers' money has resigned.
Collin Brewer, an independent councillor from Wadebridge, said his remarks at an equalities event at County Hall in Truro 18 months ago were designed to "provoke a debate".
However, the veteran council member has been met with a storm of criticism from disabled people, their carers and campaigners - including former glamour model Katie Price, whose son Harvey is disabled.
Mr Brewer initially refused to resign yesterday saying his comments were "a flippant remark".
A councillor has sparked a national row after saying that disabled children "should be put down". Colin Brewer, an independent councillor from Wadebridge, made the remarks at an equalities event. Mr Brewer says he can't apologise enough, but believes he hasn't done anything wrong.
The Director of childrens' services at Cornwall Council has said "we wish to totally dissociate ourselves with these completely unacceptable views." **Today Mr Brewer told us he's now considering his position.