Tory Councillor who called for execution of Jeremy Corbyn suspended from party

A Conservative Party Councillor from Lincolnshire has been slammed after calling for the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to be hanged like the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

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Roger Patterson, a Conservative Councillor from Scampton and the leader of Gainsborough Conservative Constituency Association, wrote on Twitter that Mr Corbyn should be “swinging from the gallows like [former Iraqi dictator] Saddam Hussein“.

Patterson’s staggering comments were in response to a tweet from the former Labour Parliamentary candidate, George Aylett:

https://twitter.com/GeorgeAylett/status/1154176287919005696?s=20

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In another tweet, Patterson also called for Mr Corbyn’s supporters a “dirty stain on this country” who should be “cleansed“.

Mr Patterson has since locked his Twitter account following the comments.

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Patterson previously encountered controversy after it emerged that he was a member of a closed Facebook Group  which had labelled the BAME Labour Shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott, a “gorilla“, among numerous other racist comments.

Other members of the group also called for ‘Islam to be banned‘, and labelled anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller a “damn foreigner” who should “go home” or “get what she deserves”.

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Responding to his membership of the racist group, Patterson said:

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“I was a member of the group but I’m not any more.”

“The group was mostly for serious political discussion on topics such as Brexit and was good for debating people with a range of opinions, but a few idiots ruined it.

“Some of the comments on the page were sickening to see, and I reported them quite a few times.

“Unfortunately the administrators of the page failed to crack down hard enough.”

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Evolve Politics have contacted both Mr Patterson and the Conservative Party’s new Chairman, James Cleverly, regarding the Tory Councillor’s latest comments.

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At the time of publishing, no reply had been received.

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