So there we have it! It turns out the councillor the public was informed by council leader Bob Sleigh was suspended from the Conservative group is actually, well, NOT clearly suspended from the Conservative group after all.
We invited him to clear up the confusion, given Margaret Bassett is still listed as a Conservative councillor while ex-Tory councillor Jeff Potts is now an ‘Independent’. Both remain under council investigation for similar controversial tweets about immigration and Muslims, after having the party whip removed.
The baffling paltry response he gave to us for this week’s newspaper has already been described by opponents as a bizarre exercise in Orwellian double-speak.
He should clear up the confusion for Solihull residents.