The anti-Islam PVV in Limburg has sacked one of its provincial councillors for describing a Labour party colleague as 'a piece of sicked-up halal meat made from a Turkish pig'.

The comment was made a year ago by PVV number two Cor Bosman in an email to 20 supporters after Labour councillor Selçuk Öztürk gave an interview to a local magazine.

The decision to sack Bosman was taken at an emergency meeting on Friday morning after news of the email leaked to the local press. 'We sincerely regret Bosman's upsetting comments,' the party said after the meeting in a statement.

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