Tory councillor suspended over racist comments

councillor in Leicestershire has been suspended for making racist comments at a public meeting, a council has revealed.

Tory Robert Fraser was also reprimanded by Leicestershire County Council’s standards sub-committee and ordered to complete “intensive”
training on equality.

The punishment came after Mr Fraser made derogatory comments about Romanians at a public meeting and also said that some Europeans “make the Irish look like complete amateurs”.

The comments were witnessed by people at the public meeting in January, and were also put on video website YouTube, the Leicester Mercury reported on Thursday.

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