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Browne apologises for allowing sailors to sell stories | Special Reports | Guardian Unlimited Politics

Link: Browne apologises for allowing sailors to sell stories | Special Reports | Guardian Unlimited Politics.

250pxdes_browne_mpThis government is as arrogant as it is incompetent. Challenged by his Shadow to apologise, Defence Secretary Des Browne said:

"If he wants me to say sorry then I am more than happy to say sorry."

How very gracious. One might have hoped, given the damage Browne has done to the reputation of the services for which he is politically responsible, that he might have thought to apologise unprompted. One might hope that as he has told two different versions of the events surrounding this debacle, only one of which could be true, that he would feel the need to apologise for his untruth.

Like the Government itself, he still seems more focussed on political survival than political responsibility.

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