Friday, September 24, 2004
Sorry is the hardest word
Rhodri Morgan apologises for not attending the 60th anniversary commemoration of D-Day. We all make mistakes and the ability to own up to those errors and apologise for them is to be admired. Not enough politicians do it. However, in this instance the row blew up before the event. The Scottish First Minister changed his mind and went after all. It was clear what form the commemoration would take in advance. Despite all of that Rhodri Morgan stubbornly stuck to his guns and refused to alter his diary. In these circumstances his apologies ring hollow.