It is extremely concerning that someone with fascist links such as this was able to become a Councillor. With the list of suspensions and expulsions of Tory Councillors in Scotland growing, it is apparent there is an endemic problem of right wing extremism in the Tory party that must be driven out.
Despite SNP Councillors raising concerns over racist comments, he was given the full support of the Tory North Lanarkshire Council Group leader, Meghan Gallacher. These comments were not properly investigated. Cllr Gallacher must therefore consider her position.
There is far more that unites us than divides us. We should never give ground to racism in North Lanarkshire, Scotland or across the UK.