Tory politician suspended after making hot cross bun decorated with ‘Nazi swastika’
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A Tory councillor has been suspended from the party after allegedly creating a hot cross bun decorated with a 'Nazi swastika'.
Lee Mason, former Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, was suspended from the Conservatives after posting a Snapchat image of a batch of buns he had produced.
The photograph came to light after a screenshot was sent to local newspaper The News.
The councillor denies that one of the bun depicts a swastika, claiming that the photograph had been photoshopped as part of a smear campaign.
But Mason confirmed he made all of the other buns that appeared in the picture, which include an SNP logo, an expletive, and the word 'sex'.
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He told the newspaper: 'I have not baked a bun with a Nazi symbol. You can see from the picture that is not a Nazi symbol.
'I baked some cakes, yes, but I haven't done a Nazi symbol on any of them. And there's no Nazi symbols there.'
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He added: 'I'm partly bemused, partly offended that I am being got at like this. I don't know what someone's motive is behind it.'
'It's not something that I would find palatable in any way.'
A spokeswoman for the Portsmouth North Conservative Association said: 'Cllr Lee Mason has been suspended pending the outcome of an investigation.'