The Right Honorable Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the treasury and former secretary of state for Scotland, was the bright-haired victim of the base slur.
A comment by U.K. Labour Party Deputy Leader Harriet Harman has caused a stir within the international red-haired community. Harman, under criticism, has apologized to a parliamentary colleague, Liberal Democrat Danny Alexander, for calling him a “ginger rodent,” referring malignly to Alexander’s, dare I say, quite exquisite hair color and skin pigmentation. —JCL
Labour’s deputy leader Harriet Harman was forced to apologise today for branding a senior coalition minister a “ginger rodent”.
Harman admitted she had been “wrong” to use the description about Liberal Democrat chief treasury secretary Danny Alexander in a speech.
A statement issued by Labour said: “Harriet Harman has today apologised for her comment about Danny Alexander and says it was wrong.”