‘bitter Borwick has no mandate to interfere’
STATEMENT FROM EMMA DENT COAD MP – 08/08/17:
On LBC today, Borwick told carnival goers “Don’t bring your knives, don’t bring your guns, don’t bring your acid this year”.
Kensington’s Labour MP Emma Dent Coad, who overturned a 7,000 Conservative majority, has stated that her predecessor Victoria Borwick ‘has no mandate to interfere with Carnival’ and should ‘go back to supporting fracking, hard Brexit and persecuting elephants’.
Dent Coad says: ‘Borwick’s attempt today to promote her anti-Carnival agenda was frankly pathetic. She has no mandate to interfere and needs to accept that she cannot order anyone around anymore.
‘Post-Grenfell Kensington needs Carnival this year more than ever. It will provide a time and place for us to grieve, pay our respects, and begin to heal. Carnival is an expression of freedom and joy for the Afro-Carribean community that we can all participate in, as well as a major cultural event. The Council recognises that and this year more than ever is fully supportive of our grieving Carnival community.
‘Borwick is making a fool of herself and is out of touch with the Kensington electorate. Her comments today are distasteful, inappropriate, and insulting
‘She is clearly very bitter and cannot accept the result of the election. She was wrong on Brexit, wrong on fracking, wrong on reinstating the ivory trade, and is wrong on Carnival.’