By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor
A Tory councillor decided to take to social media to make his own twisted donation to the murdered MP Jo Cox. Tory Dominic Peacock said he would “donate the steam of my piss” in memory of her brutal murder.
The member for East Riding of Yorkshire Council, claimed he was “sick and tired” of hearing about the mum’s murder by a deranged man with far-right beliefs.
On a page asking people to donate cash to charity in Jo’s name, he wrote on Facebook: “I’ve just donated the steam off my p*ss!”
He shot after a huge backlash and said: “I am sick and tired of this woman’s death being used against the Brexit cause.”
There has been widespread revulsion at his comments and he has since taken the comment down and attempted an apology.
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