Thursday, July 02, 2009

Lib Dem naughtiness of the day

A Bristol councillor who insulted her rival with the racial slur "coconut" has been suspended for a month.

Black Liberal Democrat Shirley Brown called colleague Jay Jethwa, who is Asian, a coconut during budget debate in February...

She told Mrs Jethwa at the meeting: "In our culture we have a word for you, a word which many in the city would understand, and that's coconut.

"At the end of the day I look at you as that."
Via BBC News

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