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UUP Councillors disability slur slammed - Cllr McVeigh

24 November, 2017 - by Jim McVeigh


Sinn Féin group leader at Belfast City Hall, Cllr Jim McVeigh, has slammed a slur directed at Cllr Beattie’s disability by the UUP Councillor Davey Browne at a public meeting in Belfast City hall today.

Speaking today Cllr McVeigh said:

“The vile comments spoken against my colleagues disability by the UUP Cllr, Davey Browne, are disgraceful and should be withdrawn immediately.

“In a Belfast City council meeting today, Cllr Davey Brown referred to Cllr Beattie as ‘a one armed bandit” directed at the fact that Cllr Beattie has only one hand.

“Sinn Féin will be reporting these comments to the Local Government Ombudsman.

“Someone should tell the UUP that this is the 21st century and that such comments are highly inappropriate. This type of abuse can rightly be deemed a hate incident and has no place in our society never-mind being spoken by an elected representative.”

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