British lawmaker sorry for Hitler remark


A British Parliament member has apologized for comparing a government agreement to one with Hitler.

Michael Connarty of the Labor Party and the chairman of the European Scrutiny Committee, apologized to British Foreign Minister David Miliband for his offensive remark comparing the British government’s stance on the European Union Treaty to Neville Chamberlain coming back to Britain from Munich in the late 1930s claiming to have an agreement with Hitler.

Miliband, the son of a Belgian Holocaust refugee, said he had been “cut to [his] very quick” by Connarty’s comments.

Connarty then issued a couched apology to Miliband, saying he apologized for causing offense but added, “They are your sensitivities, not mine.”


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