Readers have vented their frustrations online this morning following the news that police were called because a councillor used the F-word in a heated committee meeting.
The clash came as the general licensing committee discussed relaxing the age restrictions on taxi vehicles.
Now Labour member Ken Jones has apologised - and accused Tory Paul Wharton of “wasting police time.”
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Here is how readers have reacted:
These are people who should be caring for our resources not wasting them. Yes I agree the language was inappropriate but surely there is some kind of internal protocol for dealing with this.
Yet if your burgled they dont show up !
Shame on who ever called the police , the resources are already cut back as they are. I live in Calderdale and it took the police ages to come tome and I was being threatened by 6 youths, anti social behaviour is bad on this estate. They even said they know where I live and should move out they own this estate. I live in a specially adapted bungalow and have a walking aid. !!!
As if the police do not have enough to do!
Firstly - utterly ridiculous to call the police in this case, the councillor in question should absolutely be charged with wasting police time.
But secondly - the police actually attended??? That is equally stupid.
Over sensitive? just a tad! Worlds gone mad. The police should never have attended such pettiness, no one was at risk
Put a shilling in the swear box
How bloody ridiculous. If you run to Police for bad words for goodness sake you are way to sensitive in local government. They use worse language than that on TV! Burglaries, Assaults a daily occurrence and this soft arse can’t deal with words, it beggars belief.
Joan Ellen Gibbons