Non Apology

Oliver Letwin giving another example of the fine art of the non apology

“I apologise unreservedly for any offence these comments have caused.”

See not apologising for what he said, but apologising for any offence they have caused. Making it our problem if we find it offensive.

An apology would have been something along the lines of

“I apologise for making offensive remarks”

Of course though no on in public life ever apologises for anything any more.


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