Thursday, August 10, 2006

Norwich MP accuses constituents of inbreeding

Dr Ian Gibson, Labour MP for Norwicvh North, has suggested in this EDP article that the high rate of diabetes in Norfolk is due to inbreeding. Before you laugh, think about what impact this has, of the elected representative saying this about the people he claims to represent. Imagine the outcry if he said this about a race or religion. People in Norfolk can take a joke (BBC's Top Gear use some choice phrases about the home of Lotus) but coming from our local MP is outrageous. Gibson should apologise at once.

Iain Dale thinks that Gibson has just made his decision to retire. I'm afraid it can't come a moment too soon for me, the sooner our City is free of this man the better. He should go away, grow up and come back when he has something positive to contribute.

2 comments:

dt said...

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/11082006/325/mp-sorry-inbreeding-comments.html

senile old fool.

Cllr. Gavin Ayling said...

This is a bit unfair -- he meant there was a limited gene pool in the Norfolk area because of little emigration and immigration. Poorly chosen words should cause Prescott's demise before this chap!