Tory deputy mayor: Best thing for disabled children is the guillotine : Daily Mirror.

The retired GP made his sick suggestion to fellow councillors as they discussed sending the youngsters to a £3,000-a-week care home.

A Tory deputy mayor has sparked outrage by calling for disabled kids to be guillotined to avoid wasting cash on their care.

Retired GP Owen Lister made his sick suggestion to fellow councillors as they discussed sending the youngsters to a £3,000-a-week care home.

Mr Lister, 79, told them: “I would guillotine them.”

He has now quit as deputy mayor but yesterday stood by his outburst.

He said: “I indicated at that point that perhaps the guillotine might be better. These are children you can’t educate.

“It’s merely a matter of caring for them until they die. The only difference between a terminally ill patient and a severely handicapped child is time.”

The councillor, of Swindon, Wiltshire, argued the funds should instead be used to cut NHS waiting lists.

He added: “It shows how peculiar we are as a society on this matter that we spend this vast amount of money caring for disabled youngsters to very little purpose at all.

“It would be better spent on those who might actually benefit, such as cancer sufferers.

“We have 5,800 people waiting to go into hospital in Swindon. A percentage of those will die as a result of waiting too long.”

His remarks came as the borough council’s children’s committee debated putting youngsters in a Cornwall home.

Labour councillor Fay Howard said: “There was a slight pause and looks of disbelief. Everyone was totally shocked.”

Labour colleague Barrie Thompson, the committee’s vice-chairman, likened Lister to one of Hitler’s henchmen.

He said: “The last time I heard remarks like that were from Heinrich Himmler.”

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  1. Apparantly, he was a Conservative councillor at the time this article came out, but although he apologised at the time, he wasn’t thrown out of the party, which just shows the priorities of the Tories. Eventually, he joined UKIP, the natural home of bigots, and swivel-eyed loons, where no doubt he was given free reign to carry on with his vile remarks.

    Let’s hope that when the time comes, and he is no longer able to look after himself, his wife considers his care too expensive, and orders death by guillotine for him.

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  2. It would be a different story if people were saying that he was getting on a bit and we need to save some money…TIME THE OLD FOOL WENT…TO HELP SAVE US THAT MONEY, DEATH BY GUILLOTINE of course.

    Watch him scream and whine – how it’s so unfair just because he’s old – then eh…

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