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West Lancs Tory Council in sex change Euro scandal shocker

06.07.10 | Comment?

A major Anglo-French diplomatic incident was brewing today as news emerged of Conservative-controlled West Lancashire Borough Council’s ‘unorthodox’ approach to international relations.

The incident was sparked by a ‘7 days’ email bulletin (28 May) to staff, councillors and – most provocatively of all – European colleagues. The email says

I have received an e-mail from Madame Dominique Lefebvre President of our Twin Town in Cergy Pontoise “please send my congratulations to his most worshipful the Mayor Councillor John Baldock the new Civic Head of West Lancashire and his wife Jill the Lady Mayoress.”

It is thought that Dominique Lefebvre, who is in fact a man with his every own website, and who should definitely be called Monsieur, might be really quite upset about having his gender questioned in this way.

It is also thought that the West Lancashire Town Twinning Association, which gets money off the council to run its affairs, might be quite upset that the Tory administration doesn’t even know who the President of one of its two twin towns is, and is reduced to guessing wildly about whether the Dominique in question is a man or a woman. It is, however, also thought unlikely they’ll send their grant money back in protest.

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