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.”
The Ukrainian Security Service is creating a division to combat xenophobia and ethnic intolerance.
Ukranian President Viktor Yuschenko ordered the establishment of the special department, according to Marina Ostapenko, press secretary for the head of the security service.
There are no organized extremist groups promoting racism and intolerance in Ukraine, Valentin Nalyvaichenko, the acting head of the Ukranian Security Service, told representaives of Jewish organizations at a meeting last week.
Ukraine has seen a spate of anti-Semitic incidents in the past two months.
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