Pocklington Town Clerk – Racist Comment

The Pocklington Town Council Clerk has made a racist comment towards a gentleman from New Zealand on a local Facebook page.

When the gentleman politely requested an apology this was refused and any suggestion that the Town Clerk had been racist was denied by the Town Clerk. I am in disbelief that not only did Gordon Scaife make such a comment but he is attempting to defend the comment instead of offering a simple immediate apology.

The statement is in breach of British, EU and International law. In British law the phrase racial group means “any group of people who are defined by reference to their race, colour, nationality (including citizenship) or ethnic or national origin”

To assist the Town Clerk understand the legislation I have replaced New Zealand with a different protected characteristic

  1. Can you explain how the policies of PTC are your concern as you are gay?
  2. Can you explain how the policies of PTC are your concern as you are a Hindu?
  3. Can you explain how the policies of PTC are your concern as you have a disability?

I have registered a formal complaint against the Town Clerk for the breaching of British, EU and International law with his comment.

Is The Town Clerk The Town Clerk?

I have been informed today that just because the statement appears to be from the Town Clerk it may not be.

A source informs me that other person(s) have access to the Town Clerks Facebook account. This opens up a totally different discussion.

Right Of Reply

The Town Clerk was offered a right of reply but failed to accept the offer.

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