When fellow councillors gasped in shock he said:
My apologies to everyone concerned. It was not intentional. I do hope the gentleman of the press doesn't report that.Unfortunately for Cllr Thierry, the gentleman of the press did report it and the festive period being a couple of slow news weeks, the national press have picked up on it as well. If this was a UKIP councillor the party would have been denounced as racists and the BBC's resident left wing comedians would be making oh so funny sneering jokes about UKIP members. Funnily enough, they seem to be silent about this Conservative.