So far in the run-up to this election, we’ve had Ed Miliband saying he feels ‘respect’ whenever he sees a white van, and now Tristram Hunt clarifying that he didn’t want to offend nuns. Damian covers the Labour Shadow Education Secretary’s comments here, and today Hunt did the inevitable and clarified his comments.
On BBC QT I was trying to make a generalised point about the use of unqualified teachers in schools. I obviously meant no offence to nuns.
— Tristram Hunt (@TristramHuntMP) February 6, 2015
Which other groups can we think of that politicians might have to apologise to following social media outrage? In an election campaign where tiny slips leave MPs suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous twitter, anything is possible.
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