Thursday, 18 August 2011

Dover District Councillor suspended after calling rioters 'jungle bunnies'

Bob Frost, a councillor on Dover District Council in Kent, made the comments on August 7 as riots and looting spread throughout London.

A panel of district council members will meet to discuss Cllr Frost's comments before deciding on further action later this month.

 Deputy leader of the Tory-run council Sue Chandler said: "There is no place in our society for this kind of language.

"We have therefore suspended Mr Frost from the Conservative Group pending an investigation."

My comment: Yet another not fit for purpose councillor. 

Read the full story from the source The Telegraph

UPDATE 9th September 2011: Tory councillor sacked from teaching job at grammar school after calling rioters 'jungle bunnies' on Facebook.

A grammar school teacher and Tory councillor has lost his job after calling rioters who brought havoc to the country last month ‘jungle bunnies’.

Bob Frost, a maths teacher at the prestigious Sir Roger Manwood’s grammar and boarding school, made the comment on the social networking site Facebook on August 7.

Soon afterwards the 49-year-old was suspended from his position as a Tory councillor on Dover District Council in Kent after fellow councillors spotted his offensive comments on the social networking site.

Then on Monday this week Mr Frost lost his job at the highly-regarded 912-pupil grammar school, the 96th oldest school in the UK, which was founded in 1563 by barrister Sir Roger Manwood.

Deputy leader of the Tory-run council Sue Chandler said: ‘There is no place in our society for this kind of language.

‘We have therefore suspended Mr Frost from the Conservative Group pending an investigation.’

My comment: We will have to wait and see what the council do following their investigation and meeting. 

Read the full story from the source Mail on Line

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