The mayor of Greater
Manchester has condemned an “unacceptable” banner which threatened Tories as
they arrived in the city for their party conference.
The banner said
“130,000 killed under Tory rule, time to level the playing field”.
Andy Burnham, a former Labour cabinet minister and now mayor of Greater Manchester, said the sign was “completely unacceptable” and was being removed.
Tory councillor Kerry
Boyd spotted the offensive sign in Manchester as she went for a pre-conference
She said on Twitter: “Does this classify as death/terrorist threat? Utterly vile.”
Ms Boyd is a councillor on Thanet District Council in Kent.
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