Lib Dem council candidate in trouble over online comments

Oh dear

A number of posts on [Liberal Democrat council by-election candidate Dave Stones’] Facebook page were seemingly calculated to deliberately offend Muslims — including spreading outright smears. Stones claimed that the Royal British Legion were “not selling poppies in certain areas of the UK”, implying that objections from Muslims were behind the decision

The comments have since been removed and an apology issued:

We welcome Mr Stones’ unreserved apology and acceptance that the comments he copied and pasted were completely unacceptable.

 

* Prateek Buch is Director of the Social Liberal Forum and serves on the Liberal Democrat Federal Policy Committee

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