Tory councillor who shared burka joke on Facebook expelled from party

Tory councillor, Chris Joannides has been expelled from his party after comparing Muslim children wearing burkas to binbags on Facebook

A Tory councillor has been expelled from his party after comparing Muslim children wearing burkas to binbags on Facebook.

Chris Joannides, a councillor for Enfield, in north London, also upset colleagues by complaining that his job as a local councillor was interfering with his social life.

Conservative Central Office has now dropped him as a candidate for the local elections in May and expelled him from the party for 12 months.

The decision comes after Mr Joannides posted a photograph showing a woman and child dressed in the traditional Muslim clothing standing next to two binbags.

A caption read: “I saw her standing there and I told her she had three beautiful children. She didn’t have to get all ****** off and threaten me. It was an honest mistake!”

Mr Joannides, who represents Grange Ward, did not compose the words, but shared them as “blokeish banter,” he said later.

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