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LIVE COVERAGE: Councillor Collin Brewer discusses disabled children row on radio

By e_glanfield  |  Posted: February 27, 2013

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Cornwall Councillor Collin Brewer went on air this afternoon to discuss the row which has erupted over his comments about disabled children.

Mr Brewer, an independent Cornwall councillor for Wadebridge East, said disabled children cost the council too much money and "should be put down".

He made the comments to Disability Cornwall at County Hall when the group had an information stand at an event to allow councillors to meet equalities organisations and understand some of the issues they face.

The Independent councillor has now been removed from the Independent group with group leader John Wood saying that he had no hesitation in taking the move.

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  • cornishandy  |  May 26 2013, 9:35AM

    Cornwall Council is having an internal inquiry. It is not Mr Wood's position to pre-empt the result by assuming that Mr Brewer is guilty of anything. Mr Wood should resign.

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  • First Impressions  |  February 27 2013, 7:02PM

    Has he resigned yet? Who are the 24% who think he shouldn't resign? The 24% have actually supported what he has said and should be ashamed of themselves. Appalling.

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  • agroberts3849  |  February 27 2013, 6:29PM

    didnt we fight a war to be rid of scum like this?

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  • bruceharley  |  February 27 2013, 2:59PM

    Mr Brewer is clearly a very ignorant man, I would like to meet him and introduce him to my lovely 12 year old Downs Syndrome son. He should be aware that his comments are being viewed all over the country and do your area a great disservice. I cannot listen to your radio show but can guess what is being said. Brewer must be removed from all public posts immediately - apologies just will not do. A loving father in Renfrew, Scotland

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  • Diane14  |  February 27 2013, 2:49PM

    Says a lot about the council. This is inexcusable, should just be sacked, period.

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