|Sonia Carr, professional trouble-stirrer.|
Wiltshire Involvement Network (WIN), convened. Towards the end of the meeting, Mrs Farquhar noted that gossip about NHS changes had been spreading within the health service, remarking: ‘You cannot help the jungle drums.’
The phrase, as everyone must know, is a commonly used expression similar to ‘rumour mill’ or ‘grapevine’.
Well, not everyone. Almost before Mrs Farquhar had finished her sentence, a voice from the public gallery rang out: ‘You can’t say that.’ The voice belonged to Sonia Carr.
Mrs Carr, 50, a veteran equality campaigner, claimed the remark was racist. Mrs Farquhar did not think she had said anything offensive, racially or otherwise, but apologised out of courtesy. That was the end of the matter. Or so it seemed.
Mrs Carr even remained behind for refreshments and sandwiches after proceedings had been concluded."
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