The seaside town of Mevagissey in Cornwall has dropped the plans to call a road H….. Walk after it attracted widespread condemnation.
The Jewish community of Cornwall, branded their plans ‘ludicrous’ and said he was ‘astonished and perplexed as to why anyone in this day and age would put up a sign like that’.
But the council maintained that the sign was named after an over-officious 1930s park-keeper, and that the area – once called Cliff Park – had been referred to as Hitlers Walk ever since.
Liberal Democrat MP for St Austell and Newquay, Stephen Gilbert, said: ‘This plan has caused huge offence to many people as well as attracting national and international condemnation and coming on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps it couldn’t have been more insensitive.
‘I’m pleased that the parish council have abandoned the plan and I am sure that sentiment will be shared by everyone whose family, like mine, fought against the Nazis and all those who rightly remain horrified at the mass extermination of Jewish people, disabled people, gay people and others that Hitler is responsible for.
‘Respect, humanity and decency has prevailed at the Parish Council and the plan has gone where it belongs, in the bin.’
John Daniel, a councillor who supported the sign, reportedly told the Telegraph: ‘The name goes back to a time before the war when whoever was in the charged of the park was a bit authoritarian. It’s not offensive, it’s just what local people call it.’
The ENGLISH DEMOCRATS say’s; Thou the issues raised are such a tragedy abroad, lets not yet forget again, the forgotten English people that where also murdered during these World Wars, are Country heritage and Culture also scarred by bombings that these Scumbags created.
Thou the Council’s arguments are arguable, it should be obvious what issue’s this would cause and their is just as many English names that could have been put their !
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