L: Cllr Guy Nicholson. R: Cllr Aron Klein.

Culture boss and Conservative councillor in ‘girls in bikinis’ spat over Hackney Carnival

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A Stamford Hill councillor and the Town Hall’s cabinet member in charge of culture are in a war of words over Hackney Carnival.

The debate between Cllr Aron Klein (Con, Stamford Hill West) and Cllr Guy Nicholson (Lab, Homerton) climaxed yesterday with the latter denying that the borough is a “naturist seaside resort”, and the former threatening to “scream down the place” at the next full council meeting.

L: Cllr Guy Nicholson. R: Cllr Aron Klein.
L: Cllr Guy Nicholson. R: Cllr Aron Klein.

The correspondence between the two councillors began on 8 January, when Cllr Klein wrote in celebration to leading figures in both Hackney Labour and Conservative groups, as well as council chief executive Tim Shields.

He said: “Good news this morning in the Hackney Citizen – we finally scrape [sic] the Hackney Carnival.

“Hackney is a religious borough of Christians, Muslims, Jewish. Parading girls in bikini[s] is for a naturist seaside resort, not the streets of Hackney.

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Source: Hackney Citizen

Original publication 17 January, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 15th February 2020

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