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Newsflash: Norman Tebbit admits wrongdoings

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It’s always heartwarming when an ignorant old bigot of a Tory like Norman Tebbit holds his hands up and says: “I was wrong.”

Unfortunately, he’s only admitting to being wrong about the origin of some empty wine bottles in Bury St Edmunds so far, but still, it’s progress.

East Anglian Daily Times, 24 November 2009:

Lord Tebbit’s apology to local pub

WHEN the manager of a town centre pub noticed someone piling empty wine bottles onto its window ledges late one Sunday night he got a bit of a shock when he went outside to ask why he was doing it.

As he drew closer he realised it was none other than Lord Tebbit, a formidable high-profile member of Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government in the 1980s when, as Employment Secretary, he was the scourge of the trade unions.

Joel Shepherd, 28, manager of the Queen’s Head in Bury St Edmunds, said: “I was a bit surprised to say the least and I asked him what he was doing. He turned around and was clearly quite agitated, saying the bottles were obviously from the pub and he was returning them for us.”

Mr Shepherd, who has managed the former coaching inn in Churchgate Street for the past four years, said he tried to explain that the bottles were not sold at his pub.

“It got a little tense so I invited him in to prove that we really were not responsible for the bottles, but at that point he clearly wasn’t in the mood and didn’t take up the offer,” he added.

Oh dear, what a sad way for Tebbit to wile away the latter chapters of his life: wandering around East Anglia in the middle of the night, arranging empty wine bottles on window ledges to no discernible end. Insanity on an Alan Partridgian scale.

It’s interesting that the East Anglian Daily Times appears to acknowledge that being a fan of Tebbit’s politics is on a par with admitting to torturing kittens or providing secure storage facilities for paedophiles.

Mr Shepherd, who admitted to being a fan of Lord Tebbit’s politics, said: “I didn’t expect to hear anything but I have to admit that what happened next only increased my respect for him. I received a personal letter with an apology on headed notepaper, admitting that he had got it wrong.” […]

A further surprise came when Lord Tebbit, a former Financial Times journalist and RAF pilot, visited Mr Shepherd to apologise, insisting he wanted to retain a good relationship with the pub. […]

Lord Tebbit, who stood down as an MP in 1992 and was granted a life peerage, told the EADT that he accepted he had made a mistake and was in complete support of the Queen’s Head.

He said: “I’m totally convinced that the bottles were not from the pub and were in fact from a supermarket. I made a mistake which I was happy to acknowledge and I hope to carry on with the good relationship we now have, and I may well soon take up that offer of a beer very soon.”

What a guy. Now keep on apologising, Tebbit; we’re listening.

Link: Lord Tebbit’s apology to local pub


Written by Paddy

February 22, 2010 at 11:41 am

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  1. What a pair of wankers. Tebbit should get on his bike and ride it in front of the nearest oncoming (privatised) double decker bus.


    February 23, 2010 at 7:52 am

  2. Seems that Tebbit apologising is becoming a bit of a habit…

    Tebbit apologises after Chinese dragon ‘kerfuffle’

    Lord Tebbit has apologised for his behaviour after “shoving” a child dressed as a dragon during celebrations to mark Chinese new year.

    The Tory peer told the Daily Mirror he did not realise what the festivities were when he said he heard a “dreadful noise” outside his Suffolk home.

    My favourite bit?

    Lord Tebbit, who has not lived in the town for long, was now on “very friendly” terms with the Chinese community there, she added.

    So there you go. You can be an arse to everyone so long as you’re new to town, and a Tory Peer….


    February 23, 2010 at 2:06 pm

  3. Excellent. The apologies are on a roll… he’ll be a socialist before he dies.


    February 24, 2010 at 6:56 pm

  4. Tip for Tebbit: you should never kick a kung-fu student from Sudbury.

    “POLICE are investigating claims that a kung fu student was kicked on the bottom by Lord Tebbit during Chinese New Year festivities. […]

    Eyewitnesses yesterday claimed the peer, once widely touted as the natural successor of Margaret Thatcher as Tory leader, tried to stop the drumming and kicked a dancing lion on the bottom during the event.

    We can today reveal the person allegedly kicked was not a child as reported elsewhere, but an experienced 28-year-old kung fu student from the Sudbury area.”


    February 24, 2010 at 7:15 pm

  5. Tebbit’s been hanging around Street corners again neckin cheap wine, I’m sure I seen him hanging around outside the local DSS office swigging Buckfast from the bottle…


    March 5, 2010 at 12:40 pm

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