Post by Ian Jackson
What a disgusting individual he is.
Mogg has now issued an apology to the doctor, as minimal an apology as
he thought he could get away with. But Mogg's reputation for courtesy
and impartiality has surely been shot to ribbons.
Finally, on Thursday evening, Rees-Mogg caved in to the pressure and
released a statement that read: “I apologise to Dr Nicholl for the
comparison with Dr Wakefield. I have the utmost respect for all of the
country’s hardworking medical professionals and the work they do in
caring for the people of this country.
“The government is working closely with the NHS, industry and
distributors to help ensure the supply of medicine and medical products
remains uninterrupted once we leave the EU on 31 October, whatever the
Afterwards, Nicholl tweeted that he accepted the apology. He said of
Rees-Mogg: “Hopefully he will reflect on his choice of words better the
next time. I would be grateful if he could address this in the [House of
Commons], where his comments were first made.”