After reading about the 15 detainees in the past few days and now watching Paxman’s interview on Newsnight I feel like I must say “sorry”.
Because no one else seems to be doing it.
When I was in Pakistan I heard from a tribal leader why the British were popular. He said it was because if you stood on an Englishman’s foot he would say “sorry” first. This boat border incident was probably not Britain’s fault, though I still think we should be the first to say sorry.
It was a really brash move for Britain to go to the UN security council today and I think British diplomacy has lost its way sadly.