A SICK Labour Councillor from North West Leicestershire is facing public outrage after stating that it was a ‘pity’ that the Coronavirus pandemic had not ‘culled’ members of the public who voted to leave the European Union.
Mr David Everett, whose constituency voted overwhelmingly for Brexit (61%,) wrote on social media: “As for the attention-seeking ignoramuses young and old they will infect each other get the flu and cull themselves.
“Pity it didn’t happen before the Brexit vote and we would not be leaving the EU.
“The next disaster which is going to hit us.”
As well as being a district councillor, Mr Everett is standing as a Labour candidate for the upcoming Leicestershire Council Council election on 6th May.
Tory MP Andrew Bridgen, who represents the constituency in which Mr Everett is a councillor, has written to Sir Keir Starmer to demand action be taken.
“In Councillor Everett’s world, would it have been preferable for all of the 17.4 million who voted for Brexit to be ‘culled’, or just enough to allow Remain to have won?”, he writes.
“Millions of decent people, including the significant majority in my own constituency and former Labour-held seats, voted for Brexit because they believed it would bring them a better life.
“I find it truly despicable that one of your councillors would invoke the global tragedy of COVID-19 as a means to prevent a democratic decision that he happens to disagree with.
“What have 17.4 million voters done that is so bad that a Labour Party councillor wishes them dead?”