Tory councillor resigns over 'openly racist language' against Pakistani children

London, Apr. 22 (ANI): A councillor from the Conservative Party has resigned after making 'thoughtless and extremely foolish' comments about Pakistan school children in country.

John Cherry claimed Pakistani children would fail to 'rise to the top' and some nationalities were 'uncertain' what hard work is about.

The Chichester councillor was responding to proposals by a South London academy to open an Eton-style boarding school in the West Sussex countryside, the Independent reports.

He warned the children would want to 'escape into the forest - it will be a sexual volcano'.

But after being heavily criticised for the comments, Cherry resigned from the Conservative Party and apologised.

According to the report, the plans of the Durand Academy, which is based in Stockwell, south London, have sparked some opposition from people living near the proposed boarding school site.

Cherry, who represents the village, told the Mail on Sunday that 90 percent of pupils will be black or Asian.

He added that it depends what type of Asian. If they are Chinese they will rise to the top. If they are Indian they will rise to the top and if they are Pakistani they will not.

He said that there are certain nationalities where hard work is highly valued. There are certain nationalities where they are uncertain what this hard work is all about, the report added. (ANI)


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