A true apology, David

TWICE lately “apologies” have been printed in The Press conforming to the slippery formula favoured by politicians and council officers: “If any offence has been caused, I apologise.”

In each case there was no doubt whatsoever that offence had been caused. A qualified apology is no apology at all. It demeans the perpetrator and doubles the offence.

On the other hand, that relentless correspondent, David Quarry, wrote an apology (Letters, January 16) dignified, comprehensive and unqualified: an example to us all.

William Dixon Smith, Welland Rise, Acomb, York.

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1:11pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Buzz Light-year says...

But only in his apology.
His ideologies offer no such example.
But only in his apology. His ideologies offer no such example. Buzz Light-year
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3:36pm Tue 22 Jan 13

andyjon12 says...

Quarry and the Tory councilor say they are sorry, but why are they sorry? They need to clearly state what they are apologising for. For example, is it because they both expressed their outrageous, bigoted views, or is it for for the offence that they caused?
Quarry and the Tory councilor say they are sorry, but why are they sorry? They need to clearly state what they are apologising for. For example, is it because they both expressed their outrageous, bigoted views, or is it for for the offence that they caused? andyjon12
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7:15pm Tue 22 Jan 13

fear your government says...

offence is subjective, what is offensive to you, may not be to me.
personaly all politicians deeply offend me.
offence is subjective, what is offensive to you, may not be to me. personaly all politicians deeply offend me. fear your government
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