What's more important if you're a Government Minister ? Protecting the lives and property of Her Majesty's subjects, or not being like Norman Tebbit ?
Dennis MacShane is remarkably honest in the Sunday Times.
“My generation of Labour MPs don’t want to indulge in anything that smacks of Muslim typecasting or hostility. And as we tried very hard not to be like Norman Tebbit or the more ugly tabloids, it’s fair to say we failed to work out an adequate political response to Islamist politics in the UK.”
I'm sure the dead and injured will understand.