Filey – The Racist Council

Last night I attend a meeting of Filey Town Council. At the meeting Borough Councillor Mike Cockerill gave a scripted apology for using the “N” word at the previous Council meeting. His apology appeared to be a piece of work from Scarborough Borough Council Legal department. Councillor Cockerill represents Filey on Scarborough Borough Council.

FTCCouncillor Cockerill enjoying a last-minute chat with Councillor John Shackleton, Mayor of Filey, seconds before the start of last nights meeting

Although every member of the public who spoke, and County and Borough Councillor Sam Cross, believed the apology to be insufficient every Town Councillor with the exception of Councillor Casey accepted the apology.

I believe if a Councillor from an Ethnic Minority sat on Filey Town Council the apology would not have been accepted. Filey Town Council is an all white Council.

I am in no doubt that the majority of Councils across England would have condemned Councillor Cockerills racist conduct. Yet I learnt that Filey Town Council not only failed to condemn Councillor Cockrill using the “N” when spoken they also failed to request an apology from him afterwards. Indeed in response to numerous complaints from members of the public it was County and Borough Councillor Sam Cross who requested this. Furthermore, I was disgusted to hear that Filey Town Council have even failed to report this criminal act to the Police

The conduct of not only Councillor Cockerill but all those who approved his apology gives out an acceptable message to residents and visitors to Filey.

The “N” word can be spoken in any public place in Filey so long as you apologise if requested to do so. In addition your racism will not be reported to the Police.

Filey Town Council MUST lead by example by not only insisting that Councillor Cockerill resigns his seat on SBC but also report him to the Police.

Complaint to Filey Town Council

—– Original Message —–

From: Andy Strangeway

To: mail@fileytowncouncil.co.uk

Cc: Cllr.Sam.Crossl@scarborough.gov.uk ; news@nyenquirer.uk

Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2015 5:30 PM

Subject: Filey – The Racist Council

Dear Filey Town Council,

Could I please refer you to https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/filey-the-racist-council/

I believe that Filey Town Council brought shame to themselves and the town of Filey last night by accepting the scripted apology from Councillor Cockerill.

The message this gives out is clear:

The “N” word can be spoken in any public place in Filey so long as you apologise if requested to do so. In addition your racism will not be reported to the Police.

Filey Town Council MUST lead by example by not only insisting that Councillor Cockerill resigns his seat on SBC but also report him to the Police.

I would like to register a complaint with Filey Town Council for their handling of this matter.

Filey Town Council MUST lead by example by not only insisting that Councillor Cockerill resigns his seat on SBC but also report him to the Police.

Kindest Regards,

Andy Strangeway

https://andystrangeway.wordpress.com/

“(Yorkshiremen are) richly endowed with that gritty determination, that wilful refusal to give up and that sheer bloody-mindedness that eventually prevails.” Sir Bernard Ingham

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