Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The Welsh windbag puts his foot in it

"The Welsh windbag" was Kinnock's nickname when he was running for Prime Minister.  He lost

Ex-Labour leader Neil Kinnock tonight apologised to Eric Pickles after joking that the Tory minister would drop dead if he took part in the London Marathon.

Sadiq Khan, Labour's shadow justice minister, posted a letter from Lord Kinnock online in which he suggested getting Mr Pickles to join him in this year's race 'so we have a helpful by-election'.

The Tories condemned both men for the 'nasty' remarks, and tonight Lord Kinnock said he has written Mr Pickles 'apologising for the poor taste which I showed in a light-hearted private note'.

Earlier Mr Khan deleted the tweet featuring the letter and also apologised.

Posting the letter online amounted to an 'offensive, personal attack', the Tories said which raised doubts about Mr Khan's ambitions to run the capital.


Mr Pickles is a solid conservative but he is also greatly overweight

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