Wednesday, 2 December 2009

GRAY MUST ORDER FOULKES TO APOLOGISE



GRAY MUST ORDER FOULKES TO APOLOGISE

MUSSOLINI REMARK TASTELESS AND SILLY FABIANI

The SNP are challenging Iain Gray to order George Foulkes to apologise after comparing Scotlands First Minister to Il Duce otherwise known as Mussolini.

Lord Foulkes made the tasteless remark in a meeting of the Parliaments Audit Committee discussing the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games saying: "And I take it Il Duce - I mean the First Minister - will be going."

SNP MSP Linda Fabiani, who has been honoured by the Italian Government for her work promoting Italy overseas, condemned Lord Foulkes remark and called for an apology.

Ms Fabiani said:

Lord Foulkes may be a figure of fun who regularly embarrasses the Labour Party, but he has overstepped the line with this very silly and tasteless remark.

As someone of Italian origin, I am appalled that a member of Scotlands Parliament thinks that is an acceptable way to behave.

Lord Foulkes owes the First Minister, the Committee and the Parliament an apology.

" And if he won’t apologise, Iain Gray must order him to. These remarks are a disgrace.

"Lord Foulkes has long been the SNP's best recruiting sergeant, as people turn away from the kind of Labour Party and negative politics he represents. No wonder the SNP are ahead in the polls for both Westminster and Holyrood.”

2 comments:

Ray Merrall said...

Ah Diddums,
Fairplay to try and divert attention from the activities of the CyberNats activities, or is that just the Universality of Cheese?
Was Kevin asleep at the wheel when he allowed Wee Eck to be photographed from below, standing on a podium in front of a large saltire, with his arm raised in salute to the rapturous applause from his adoring public - as shown on most front pages of our press?
Sorry, but obviously I was the only person to notice the similarities to the propaganda pics of El Duce.

Domain Holdings. said...

Thank you for your comments Ray, unfortunately there were some we just could not publish - this being a family board.
We encourage free speech so your thread was a bit of fresh air.