…Tory called him a faggot…Fascist…fat git – or did he?

BBC Radio Aberdeen news bulletins are not renowned for their laughs but today was CLASSIC. Today one enterprising reporter was determined to get to the bottom of the Councillor John Stewart insult scandal.

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Stewart

 

 

Conservative Councillor Jim Farquharson lost his temper with the gay leader of Aberdeen City Council, John Stewart, after a heated council meeting yesterday…

Reporter: ‘Councillor John Stewart, who is a LibDem, claims Councillor Farquharson, who’s a Tory, called him a faggot and that this was witnessed by a Council official…earlier I spoke to Councillor Farquharson and he told me as far as he’s concerned, this is what happened.’

Farquharson: ‘We were standing there face to face, I was still fuming and I said, Fascist – and he sort of walked back next to us, What did you say? And I said, I called you a fat git.’

Reporter: ‘But you categorically deny calling him a faggot which is an offensive remark for a homosexual?’

 

Farquharson: ‘I categorically deny having used such a word. I have never, ever in my life used such a word.’
. . .

 

Farquharson

Farquharson

Reporter: ‘As for the fat git jibe…he says Councillor Stewart is not a fat person and the comment was off the cuff and a humorous one. On the claim that Councillor Stewart is a Fascist …I did speak to him about the connotations that it can have if not used properly – I asked him if he did think Councillor Stewart was a Fascist.’

Farquharson: ‘The terms that I had used it in were the ones of being undemocratic, forceful . . . strident and those are all proven dictionary terms.’

Reporter: ‘So just to sum up. You believe that Councillor Stewart, in some of his decision-making has Fascist tendencies but you don’t think he’s a fat git and you didn’t call him a faggot?’

Farquaharson: ’I certainly didn’t call him a faggot . . . categorically deny that. In fact it was a cover-up for perhaps a strong expression . . . he is not democratic.’

Second Reporter: ‘So what’s Councillor Stewart saying about all this?’

Reporter: ‘Well as you can understand he’s not very happy. He’s standing by his claim that Councillor Farquharson did call him a faggot. He says he’s outraged and he’s considering his options which include contacting the police, the Council’s own monitoring officer and the Standard’s Commission. He’ll decide what to do in the next week. He says an apology from Councillor Farquharson would not change his mind about pursuing the matter.’

Interesting that Stewart doesn’t mind being labelled a Fascist – or fat git.

Worth every penny of the £145 BBC licence fee . . . almost and nearly enough to make me vote Tory – er, well . . .

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