Comments such as this have absolutely no place in modern society and should be consigned to the history books.
To hear such an ill-judged and insensitive statement from a councillor is deeply disturbing and demonstrates that they are clearly not fit for office.
Sadly hostility such as this is not uncommon for many disabled people and it is thoughtless comments like this that make it even harder for them to overcome the multiple barriers they face and live their lives just like everyone else.
Pupils from the Exeter Deaf Academy have been meeting their rugby heroes at Sandy Park. They watched the Exeter Chiefs in training after their school was selected as a local law firm's charity of the year.
They were given a tour of the stadium and a chance for some autograph-hunting with the stars.
Fistral Beach in Newquay has hosted the first contest in the UK for surfers with learning disabilities. And despite the choppy conditions, the day proved a great success. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.
The UK's first surf competition for people with learning disabilities is taking place in Newquay. Around 80 contestants are expected for the event at Fistral beach. Surfers will take to the water to show their skills to a panel of professional judges from Surfing GB.
Ben McBean from Plymouth lost a leg and an arm in Afghanistan. He could lose his weekly allowance and says he can only get about in constant pain on an artificial limb he had to buy himself. Eli-Louise Wringe has the story.