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Councillor Richard Denton-White blames his swearing at resident on fact he comes from Portsmouth
Updated 3:04pm Friday 31st January 2014 in News
A councillor who swore at a resident during a meeting has blamed his outburst on the fact that he is from Portsmouth.
Richard Denton-White, who sits on Portland Town Council, made the comment during a discussion of plans to put up council tax in the Dorset borough.
The 67-year-old, who grew up in the Portsmouth area of Hampshire, said: ''In Portsmouth, because it's a sub-culture and I think it still exists, people respect each other but if they get disrespect then Portsmouth people are not prepared to walk away from that.
''Basically I was taught that you have to look after yourself and you stick up for yourself.''
He continued: ''I think Portsmouth people are lovely people, they are genuine, but I wouldn't say they are aggressive. If they feel natural justice is not being done, they will react and that means in a fairly forceful way.''
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