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LIB DEM SHOOTS HIMSELF IN THE FOOT

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An Islington LBC Liberal Democrat who suggested shooting 'drunks and vagrants' has been forced to apologise and off...
An Islington LBC Liberal Democrat who suggested shooting 'drunks and vagrants' has been forced to apologise and offer his services to homeless charities.

Alastair Loraine wrote to local newspapers saying: 'Perhaps the only way King's Cross will lose its drunks and vagrants is by a comprehensive and long-overdue redevelopment of the area - or by issuing a bullet for each resident.'

He also attacked the presence in King's Cross of the Big Issue's offices and a Hare Krishna mobile kitchen.

Derek Sawyer, Islington's Labour leader, said: 'Councillor Loraine has revealed himself to be an extremist intent on whipping up hatred and fear. He should resign.'

Mr Loraine said: 'I withdraw all comments unequivocally and apologise to everyone offended by them.

'I intend to put right any harm I have caused. I will start by offering my active support to those organisations working to improve the lives of homeless people.'

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