Being Greens, the answer is almost certainly ‘Not really’…
Coun Duncan, pictured right, has been stripped of his two deputy chairman roles in licensing committees and is set to be formally censured at the next full council meeting on Thursday, October 23.
Coun Duncan was brought before the standards hearing over two tweets he posted in June.
He described British soldiers as ‘hired killers’ after they marched on Armed Forces Day and caused upset over a tweet relating to Islam.
Appalling, and rightly caused an outcry, and some consequences.
However, he isn’t going to take it lying down, and is relying on a surprising defence:
The former Green councillor has indicated he will challenge the decision, saying that the code of conduct should not impinge on his human rights to freedom of expression.
He has ten working days to appeal.
Hmmm, well, if he wins, this is going to be quite interesting, isn’t it?