In what can only be described as an unbelievable show of idiocracy, a video has emerged on Youtube of Councillor Michael Skeels calling a constituent a “cunt” before firing a tirade of abuse at the man relating to his disabilities.
The video was captured on 4th April 2016 by a Clacton-on-Sea man unhappy with what he described as Mr Skeels “being un-elected and making 64 grand over the next 4 years”. In response, Councillor Michael Skeels said “you’re a cunt, aint ya?”. He then continued mocking him for his disabilities, accused him of being a benefit scrounger and called him a “twat”. Later in the video he appears to square up to the man offering to fight him saying “come on then if you think you’re hard enough”.
It’s fair to say there’s a bit of history between Michael Skeels – Portfolio Holder for Leisure – and the cameraman who has (legally) been filming Councillors on the Tendring District Council panel and making his feelings clear. However, at no point has he been either physically or verbally abusive to a council member.
Here’s the video. Not what you’d expect from a “pillar” of the community, is it?