Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Must not mention Auschwitz in a joke

A Tory-supporting peer has been forced to apologise after making a joke about Auschwitz at a glittering party function attended by David Cameron.

Lord Dalmeny, chairman of auctioneers Sotheby’s UK, has now admitted his comment about the concentration camp was ‘horrific’.

Guests at last week’s Black And White Party at the exclusive Hurlingham Club in London were said to be shocked by the  ill-judged remark. 

Lord Dalmeny last night apologised for his ‘horrific’ Auschwitz wisecrack.  He said: ‘I’m sorry if anyone was offended. I meant to say “Colditz”. It  was a horrific slip of the tongue.’



Anonymous said...

So now it's a mere word that offends the professional victims? For how many centuries will "anything and everything" connected directly or indirectly with the holocaust be used to gain sympathy and special treatment?

Anonymous said...

Be careful what you say after a few cocktails!

Anonymous said...

What do you expect when the Labor party appoint their own peers of the realm from the gutter. Once a sleaze, always a sleaze. Labor sure knows how to pick them. Cash for peerage.