Thursday, 24 February 2011

Councillor caught up in faggots farce

A MIDLAND councillor was left stunned after an innocent email about the Black Country dish faggots was branded offensive by US security software.

Coun Pat Martin, who was Mayor of Dudley last year, was replying to an email from friend John Sanders after they had discussed their favourite childhood foods.

In a previous email, Mr Sanders, aged 76, had mentioned his mother’s faggots, a famous Black Country dish of meatballs in gravy. But when Coun Martin replied, the software used by Dudley Council to filter emails flagged up the word as a “profanity”.

My comment: I am sure the local electorate would prefer it if he spent more time on official business whilst at the office or using council computers and less time going on about his mother's faggots.

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