A LD cllr has had to resign his cabinet position after causing offence. He was tweeting while watching last weeks question time and made a comment that some have taken as racist.
Its not enough these days to be merely not racist, he probably isnt a racist and didnt think he would cause offense. We must all be careful what words we use.
Its all to easy to think what your saying is amusing and be surprised at any offense. The point is to 1 be careful what you say. And 2 if you cause offense ; apologise.
He seems to have taken the reaction to his words as a politically motivated attack and ignored it. And now has paid the price.
Surprisingly he seems to be staying on as a cllr, perhaps temporatily.
There is a lesson here for us all, careful what you say. And if offense is caused be strong enough to apologise.
Lets hope the next cabinet member will use their position to the benefit of the people of Reading.
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