Councillor Sarah Morton, who represents Labour in the Clubmoor ward of Liverpool, made the sickening remark on Facebook on Friday. She shared a news article announcing the Duke of Edinburgh’s death and wrote: “Just a list of reasons why the world is a better place without this fascist piece of inbred sh** in it,” reports Liverpool Echo.
The councillor added: “The Metro trying to wrap it up as funny ‘gaffs’ is next level bootlicker cringe.”
But the comments have since been deleted and Cllr Morton has apologised for her actions.
Speaking today, she said: “I wholeheartedly apologise for my comments, they were made in anger on my personal page that is closed, it was a deeply regrettable reaction to the content of the article.
“I removed the comments soon after posting as I realised they were insensitive and could be hurtful to those who have suffered loss and I am truly sorry for that.
“They were wrong and I should not have said this. I apologise for the offence caused by my comments.”
Cllr Morton was first elected to represent the Clubmoor ward in 2019.
But it’s not the first time that she had made headlines with an online post.
Last August she took to social media to lay in to her own party leader, Sir Keir Starmer.
Posting after the government was forced to change course over exam results, she accused the Labour leader of “attempting to bask in the victory of a hard won U-turn by thousands of students.”
Speaking of her own party leader, she added: “Wind your neck in you brylcreemed sh*******.”
She added: “This class war will be fought without you, in spite of you, you’re an embarrassment to those kids who were waiting for you to finally grow a spine and hold this government to account, but you didn’t, they did.”
Confirming the death of the Duke of Edinburgh on Friday, a statement from Buckingham Palace said: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”
The heartbreaking words were followed by emotional tributes from people all over the world.