Labour council leader reports opposition to police for calling her leadership a “regime”

The Labour leader of Enfield Council has reported her Conservative opposition to the police for reportedly referring to her leadership as a “regime”.

In a video posted on Twitter, Conservative councillor Chris Dey offered his view on the low traffic neighbourhood (LTNs) systems being installed by the Labour-majority council, allegedly against the will of the majority of residents.

He suggested the executive was behaving “more like a dictatorship than a democratically elected administration” and called for the leader to be “removed” immediately.

Council leader Nesil Caliskan replied to the Tweet claiming it was “hate speech”. She described the apparent use of the word ‘regime’ as having “Islamophobic undertones” and confirmed she had reported the comments to the police.

First we had Handforth Parish Council, now this…