Labour Councillors have called on Westminster Conservatives to disassociate themselves from the remarks of Conservative Maida Vale Councillor Thomas Crockett who compared local children with the ‘Hitler Youth’.
In a Twitter exchange with local residents Councillor Crockett said;
Just been ruthlessly interogated by band of kids whn guerrilla gardenng… if things hd turned out diffrntly the HJ wd hv been well-stocked!
@Cllr_Maida_Vale Trying to work out HJ? Like a spot of guerrilla gardening (and cutting tree shoots)!
I’m afraid I meant the Hitler Jugend! Perhaps the scouts should do more marching and recruit! @Dubliner1
Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, Leader of the Labour Group, said;
“Councillor Crockett’s comments are appalling and totally unacceptable. I cannot imagine what he was thinking when he wrote these offensive words about local children. He should retract these comments immediately and his Conservative Party colleagues should give him a severe warning not to say anything so stupid ever again. “
Councillor Crockett has apologised
My earlier comment on the HJ was made in the heat of the moment and on reflection was unwise. Apologies.