Tory to Scot: Speak slowly

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - BRIAN READE -

A SCOT­TISH coun­cil­lor ac­cused a Tory of xeno­pho­bia af­ter be­ing asked to talk slowly in a meet­ing so he could “un­der­stand” him.

Alex Paterson, 41, was in­ter­rupted by Barry Kemp at Med­way Coun­cil, Kent.

Mr Paterson, orig­i­nally of Glas­gow and Labour’s man for Rochester West, said: “I told him he was ig­no­rant.

“If there’s no apol­ogy for xeno­pho­bic re­marks, there will be no apol­ogy from me for re­spond­ing to it.” Cllr Kemp de­nied xeno­pho­bia.

OUT­RAGE Alex Paterson

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