BBC apologises for Muslim remark
Nick Robinson, the BBC’s political editor, Friday apologised for directly quoting a Whitehall source who described the Woolwich killers as being “of Muslim appearance”. Robinson said he was sorry for using the phrase, which “was both liable to be misinterpreted and to cause offence”, during the BBC News at Six broadcast Thursday.
The corporation received dozens of complaints after using the comment just hours after British soldier Lee Rigby, 25, was brutally murdered in the street.
HONOUR FOR THE BRAVEHEART
The British Prime Minister on Thursday paid tribute to the “incredible” — but often necessarily unreported — heroism of the police and intelligence services.
But in a speech that stressed the importance of unity in the aftermath of an attack “on the British way of life”, the PM singled out one person as an exemplar of cool-headed resilience and courage that of Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, who felt she had to distract suspect to save those around her.
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