Is this how the Leader of a Council should respond when a man he has a legal duty to help but hasn’t is imprisoned for a trumped up charge of assault with a sneeze? He delights in telling the press about it? Not fit for public office in my opinion.

“Mr Parnell has been dealt with by the court of the land and found guilty of assault. I hope you will forward this information on to your media friends, if you don’t be assured I will.”

Mr Parnell held a sign up saying – Hello How are you – to allow people to approach him to asking him why he was carrying out his protest. If he approached anyone, they immediately arrested him for it.