"The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd."
So Howard has taken flight over his remarks issued earlier today. Howard Flight has issued an unreserved apology for his remarks over the welfare state encouraging the poor to "breed". David Cameron had earlier backed away from stripping new Lord Flight of his peerage, saying he was sure Mr Flight would apologise, adding "I think we should leave it at that". Labour's Douglas Alexander said the remarks were "disgraceful."
This immediate rush to issue an "unreserved apology" smacks of censorship, one imposed by the ruling elite of the time. As with Lord Young, if Howard Flight did not believe in what he said, he would not have said it. As for Douglas Alexander and his ilk, if perhaps they spent as much time on matters serious, rather than matters 'tittle-tattle', perhaps our country would not be in the dire financial straits it is, nor would our country be the province of a foreign cabal!
This entire subject of 'gaffes' is being blown out of all proportion in any event. In accordance with the rule seemingly in force, perhaps David Cameron should apologise for swearing and telling jokes about the Speaker? That no such apology has been forthcoming just exemplifies the 'double standards' that exist and the stupidity of the entire subject!
With a little more 'plain speaking' and politicians refusing to 'buckle under' for something they said, it might return the respect to our political elite that they seem so desperate to seek!
Just a thought........................