It seems the rubric for whether apologies are in fact “good” or “bad” has very little to do these days with whether the star is even truly sorry.
Today as we reflect on our past, while we remember those convicted by unjust laws, we must also remember too those of the Scottish Minorities Group, and its successor organisations, who's campaigning and threat of 'going to Europe', helped make Scotland a better place for all LGBTI people.
It’s not having its intended effect.
Recent research suggests when it comes to letting someone down easy, you should probably keep your apology to yourself. A
But I would like to put the case that in this respect if no other, Philip Hammond was acting as a positive role model for the entire country. Forget the politics. This is about ethics. The ability to say "I was wrong' is something every child in this country should be able to do. And the way to learn that is by example from the grown-ups.
A DA ward councillor's proposed "March Against Grime" illustrates the callousness with which many people regard the homelessness.
The Assistant Chief Constable of West Midlands Police has apologised to the victims of serial paedophile Allan Richards this
The exchange so fascinated me that it succeeded in briefly slowing my power-walk down to a leisurely stroll (unheard of during the morning rush hour in London!) before I was once again swept up in the unrelenting tide of fellow commuters.
Imagine German Chancellor Merkel visiting a war memorial honouring senior Nazis. You can't, can you? Yet Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has done the equivalent, visiting the Yasukuni Shrine where high profile war criminals are commemorated.
UPDATE: Jack Monroe Calls In The Lawyers Over Katie Hopkins' Tweets Katie Hopkins has performed something a U-turn following