MP Apologizes for ‘Ginger Rodent’ Slur
Posted on Oct 30, 2010
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.”
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.