Labour suspends councillor after Anas Sarwar racism claims



Labour councillor Davie McLachlan has been suspended by the party following claims racist remarks were made during last year’s Scottish leadership contest.
Cllr McLachlan represents the Hamilton North and East ward on South Lanarkshire council.
His suspension comes after former leadership contender and Labour front bencher Anas Sarwar claimed an elected member told him “Scotland wouldn’t vote for a brown Muslim Paki”.
The Glasgow MSP claimed racially-charged comments occurred on several occasions during his ultimately unsuccessful bid to become Scottish Labour leader. He also claimed the... read more

 
30 January 2018 in Politics, Views: 97
Source: Scotsman
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