Labour councillor calls Tories ‘heartless bastards’ in full council meeting

THERE was a yellow card for Labour backbencher Awale Olad at Monday’s full card. He swiftly apologised after Mayor Lazzaro Pietragnoli pulled him up on his use of the the term ‘heartless bastards’ during a rant about the Tories approach to the NHS. He told the chamber: “It’s quite disgraceful that the Tories and NHS England are pursuing this agenda. It’s all about how much money you can cash in from private developers. We’ve got Boris Johnson punching us from the right, we’ve got Jeremy Hunt punching us from the left…. this Tory government are a bunch of heartless bastards.” 

What an example to set for his recently-elected colleague James Yarde, the youngest councillor Labour has ever had in Camden, sitting behind and bearing the startled look of a man whose wondering whether what’s just been is going to be allowed to stand.


6 Comments on Labour councillor calls Tories ‘heartless bastards’ in full council meeting

  1. John Bryant // November 12, 2014 at 11:42 am //

    Are you sure James Yarde is the youngest ever councillor? I thought Frederic Carver in 2006 was?

    • Richard Osley // November 12, 2014 at 11:43 am //

      Yes, but he was a Lib Dem councillor and the piece says the youngest Labour has ever had

      • Chris Knight // November 12, 2014 at 12:03 pm //

        Never mind being punched from the right by Boris Johnson or from the the left from by Jeremy Hunt,
        What about the one up the rear “Mansion or Property tax” being promised by Ed Milliband abele supported Nick Clegg? Brace yourself North London you may be forced out of your homes, now thats the politics of heartless B——-s!

      • John Bryant // November 12, 2014 at 12:16 pm //

        Yes – my mistake!

  2. – if ‘Joe Blogg’s’ were to use verbal abuse ; would they not be escorted out of chamber/gallery ? rules do not apply to elected reps. it appears.

  3. Cllr Don Williams // November 20, 2014 at 9:39 am //

    To his credit, the councillor came over to the conservative benches at the end of the meeting and gave a full apology. His apology was accepted without reservation.

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