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Cllr Jimmy Carr faces racist claim in Scots accent row

An SDLP councillor has sparked a row after saying he needs subtitles to understand a fellow Derry City councillor originally from Scotland.

Cllr Jimmy Carr made the comments on Facebook following a council debate over funding to the Bogside Artists for the restoration of murals.

He said he could not understand Sinn Fein's Eric McGinley when he spoke.

Sinn Fein have said the comments were racist and have called for Mr Carr's resignation

Mr Carr was interviewed by Jenny Witt on BBC Radio Foyle.

  • 01 Mar 2013
  • From the section Foyle & West