WESTERN Isles MP Angus Brendan MacNeil, has received an apology from Leader of the House of Commons, Sir George Young MP following the listing of an e-petition which stated that rioters and looters involved in the trouble in English cities should be ‘banished’ to the Outer Hebrides for five years.
Mr MacNeil wrote to the UK Government asking why they approved this e-petition.
Commenting Angus MacNeil said: “Sir George Young MP has confirmed that revised guidance has been issued to all departmental moderators to reduce the risk of similar mistakes being made again.
“I very grateful to Sir George Young MP, he has been a true English gentleman in this response. His apology is gracious and of course we accept it.”