Now comes this: she has apologised to Muslims for the knighthood of the brave and courageous and honourable Salman Rushdie. Not on behalf of the Government or British people, but unilaterally without sanction:
Obviously we are sorry if there are people who have taken very much to heart this honour, which is after all for a lifelong body of literary work.
Another, more honourable and courageous minister of the Crown, John Reid, strongly supported the awarding of the knighthood to Rushdie:
We have very strong laws about promoting racial intolerance. It isn't a free-for-all. We've thought very carefully about it. But we have a right to express opinions and a tolerance of other people's point of view and we don't apologise for that.
I hope the incoming Prime Minister of Britain, Gordon Brown, make short order in firing Beckett from the cabinet. Her abominable performance in dealing with home-grown terrorism, the Iranian hostage situation, climate change and now the Rushdie knighthood call for it.
Little Green Footballs (LGF) has highlighted the moonbatishness of the social bookmarking website Digg.com. Add to this, Slashdot.org. Charles Johnson has highlighted the moonbatishness of Slashdot in the past. However, yesterday I found a disturbing omission on the Your Rights Online section of Slashdot.