Collin Brewer – Disabled Children Should Be Put Down

Collin Brewer Wadebrridge-East, Disabled Children Should Be Put Down

Collin Brewer Wadebrridge-East, Disabled Children Should Be Put Down

Disabled Children Should Be Put Down

Hundreds of people have backed a petition calling for the resignation of a councillor who said disabled children should be ‘put down’.

Collin Brewer, an independent councillor for Wadebridge East in Cornwall, regained the post he stepped down from just two months ago at this week’s local elections.

The 68-year-old sparked outrage after suggesting in 2011 that children should be euthanised to save the authorities money.

An e-petition calling for him to resign for a second time has already attracted more than 700 names, while more than 200 people have backed a similar Facebook campaign.

James Ball, who set up the Facebook page, said he was angry Mr Brewer had decided to stand again.

‘I set this Facebook group up after he was re-elected and was very upset that, after his comments, he wanted to stand again,’ he told This Is Cornwall.

‘He can’t be that arrogant and think we are all going to sit back and let him carry on.

‘This man should not be in power of any kind and if we get him to resign again it will show that we will not stand for this kind of behaviour.’

8 Responses to "Collin Brewer – Disabled Children Should Be Put Down"

  1. stuart smith  May 5, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Stand this man down,absolutely disgusting what he believes and said.

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  2. rahjibugha  May 5, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    There are 335 very sick people in Wadebrdge East. This the frightening fact to come out of this affair.

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  3. JD  May 5, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Yet another reason why you can never trust an independent!

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    • Mike Ward  May 6, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      Like you I trust,I abhor the comments made by Colin Brewer but obviously unlike you I oppose prejudice wherever and whenever it occurs.
      The only thing I could say for Mr Brewer is that,again unlike you,he put his name to his comments.
      Maybe the Real Whitby site could be improved still further by insisting those wishing to comment add their ‘real’ names.
      I believe in openness,honesty and integrity.
      JD,obviously from your previous comments I know who you are and have offered you on two previous occasions the opportunity to meet and discuss your strongly held views.This offer has so far not been taken up.
      Your latest comment re ‘independents’ shows a lack of understanding and prejudice in the extreme.
      Everyone has a right to their opinion but I would not tar all party members or independents with some of the views or actions that we have seen from some over recent times.
      With regard to ‘independents’ the recent elections have shown that the few who do vote are now tending to vote for a Party with UKIP coming to the fore at the expense of independents – 5 independent County Council seats were lost last week with gains for Labour and UKIP.
      The offer to meet and discuss various issues remains open.
      Best,
      Mike

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  4. Jim Robinson  May 6, 2013 at 12:11 am

    What is the world coming to, when absolute idiots like this man are elected into a position of power, and exactly what possesses voters to vote for him?
    I have a 4 year old grandson who is autistic. My grandson is worth a thousand of this idiot. God forbid that he ever has a disabled grandchild, and if he ever does, I sincerely hope that the poor child’s parents never even contemplate leaving him/her in the care of this evil Nazi thinking person.

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  6. Tom Brodrick  May 6, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    The most appropriate action to take is for Mr Brewers Councillor email address to be published.
    That way people can pass on their comments directly.

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