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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Fergus Wilson backlash over racism

Unsurprisingly, the news that Kent landlord, Fergus Wilsons has a ban on renting to 'coloured' tenants has attracted an angry reaction on social media.

The 69-year-old landlord says he has been bombarded with offensive comments.

So affronted by the level and viciousness of the abuse Mr Wilson has raised the issue with the police.

However, Mr Wilson has refused to withdraw his comments, arguing it is not an issue of race, but a practical one, based on his concerns over the cooking of curries, and the risk of stains and smells that may result from this. 

Along with the social media backlash, Mr Wilson's letting policy has attracted the interest of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, who are now considering legal action.

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