Friday, June 12, 2009

Councillor Joe Mooney - an apology and retraction

On June 9th here I published an article concerning Conservative councillor Joe Mooney of West Berkshire Council. The article stated that he "travelled to Scotland by train first class and then claimed it back from the taxpayer". I now know that this statement, and therefore the whole article, was wholly untrue. I therefore retract the whole article. I unreservedly apologise to Councillor Mooney that I made this false allegation.

I have now deleted the article in question. I will be writing to Councillor Mooney to apologise personally. I will also, unprompted, be making a donation to Newbury and district Cancer Care Trust as a sign of my contrition.

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