Author: Kingsley Irish | Date: 16 February 2011
A local UK councillor has resigned after making a racial slur about a black Member of Parliament.
Local Reading Liberal Democrat Councillor Warren Swaine has resigned following a series of tweets he made about black Member of Parliament, Chuka Umunna. Umunna was appearing on the BBC's flagship Questime Time Programme when Councillor Warren tweeted, "I am waiting for the Labour guy to claim, 'Is it because I is black' as a defence for being a muppet.
Councillor Warren was an executive member of the Reading Council for Racial Equality (RCRE) and his resignation is very likely sure to cause some humiliation to the organisation.