Saturday, June 21, 2008
Half an Apology
So Andy Burnham has finally apologised to Shami Chakrabarti, the Director of Liberty, for his disgraceful attempt to smear by innuendo. He had referred to "late night, hand wringing, heart melting phone calls" between her and David Davis, former Shadow Home Secretary. The Telegraph is reporting that a fulsome written apology has been sent to Ms Chakrabarti - and quite right to. But what about Mr and Mrs Davis. Shouldn't Mr Burnham write a letter of apology to them as well. Or have we reached the stage when politicians can be treated without the respect that is expected to be shown towards everyone else. Mr Burnham should remember that politicians who scrabble around in the gutter find that there are lots of other slimy creatures down there who behave in the same disreputable way.