Silence of the Lambs
Colin Brewer, a Cornish Councillor of Great Britain, thinks that disabled children are too expensive to keep alive.
“We are just animals…you can’t have lambs running around with five legs and two heads. It would be put down, smashed against the wall and be dealt with.” (The Independent)
Brewer resigned this past February from his post due to outrage sparked by his controversial views on the value of human life.
He wrote a letter of apology to Theresa Court, the Disability Cornwall employee he originally expressed his views to. At the time he said: “I have no intention of resigning. I don’t think I have done anything wrong. I have apologized.” (The Guardian)
Theresa Court said that it was, “quite frankly an insult that he had to be told to apologize.” (Huffington Post)
Controversy brewed anew when Brewer was recently re-elected to his seat. By a margin of 4 votes!
“I wanted to speak to Colin Brewer to find out if he really did hold these views about disabled people and social care costs – and he clearly does.” (The Independent)
Brewer is currently under investigation by police, 11,000 Cornwall residents have signed a petition for his resignation, and friends and family of people with disabilities continue to protest outside his office.
I’m throwing my support behind Cornwall’s outraged citizens. Brewer’s gotta go!
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