Politician makes elementary schoolboy error

Verily, you couldn’t make this up.

A Conservative councillor is being urged to resign after he branded coffee shop staff ‘bone idle bitches’ who ‘needed a good beating’.

Peter Chapman took to social networking site Facebook to complain after he received slow service in a Costa Coffee.

He posted a message slating the members of staff at the branch in Dorchester, Dorset.

His message read: ‘Terminally slow (and bad) service from the bone idle bitches at Costa Dorchester today, they all need a good beating.’

Visitors to his personal Facebook page were horrified by his remarks and are now urging Mr Chapman to resign from Weymouth and Portland Borough Council.

Mr Chapman, who has been a councillor for five years, has since tried to back-track from his comments which he said were made in jest.

He said: ‘My Facebook status is private and that comment was not made in public.’

Repeat after me: anything published on a social network is public, no matter what your settings say.