Conservative MP Douglas Ross apologises for gypsy comments

Conservative MP for Moray, Douglas Ross, has apologised for his comments about gypsies, after telling an interviewer that if he were prime minister, his number one priority would be ‘tougher enforcement against gypsy travellers’.

‘I do apologise for saying that would be a number one priority as prime minister. That clearly wouldn’t be the case for any prime minister’.

‘If I was given the opportunity to do that quick-fire interview again, I would definitely come up with a different priority’.

However, Mr. Ross went on to say that ‘This is an issue that needs to be addressed, and it’s unfortunate that we cannot openly discuss it for fear of being called a bigot and a racist’.

‘The settled community will feel their voice does not get raised in this argument, and problems with the gypsy travelling community will continue because no-one is willing to debate and discuss this important issue’.

100 word news by The Hooting Times.

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