A councillor who called soldiers "hired killers" has suspended himself from his party. Ben Duncan, councillor for Queen's Park, announced he has suspended himself from the Green Group in Brighton and Hove. He is currently awaiting the outcome of a disciplinary inquiry. In a statement on the Green Party's website, Mr Duncan said: "I think its important, both for the Green Group and for me personally, that, pending the outcome of the panel hearings, I am removed from the picture, politically."