A photograph has emerged of a councillor pictured with three men giving a Nazi salute standing next to a war memorial. Steve Batkin is a councillor at Stoke-on-Trent City Council and is also a governor at two secondary schools. The image shows Mr Batkin and saluting far-right activists with a Union Jack flag. South Staffordshire Royal British Legion manager Peter Smith said he viewed the photograph with “revulsion”. “Three hundred and twenty six thousand servicemen and women died in World War II so that we wouldn’t have Nazi salutes on the streets of Britain.”