Imagine a book called ”The list of really idiotic things not to do if you’re the leader of a council”. If such a tome existed, Scrapbook surmises that ”dressing up as Hitler and posing Nazi salutes to camera” would probably feature somewhere in the first chapter.
Clearly, no one told Mike Gardner that aping German WWII officers is something that you get out of the way while at university. The councillor has been defenestrated as leader of Harrogate Borough and suspended by the Conservative Party. Thankfully for comedy, Gardner has been ignoring the standard pleas from spinners not to talk to the press:
“I don’t dress up as a Nazi normally.”