I think this is a case of PC gone a bit far. Lets face it, Whelan comes from an age where Alf Garnett was considered light enetertainment. Put it this way, I'd say there are plenty of chairmen with murkier pasts but no one bats an eyelid. Regarding Mackay, I have to say the almost hysterical reaction to his appointment pisses me off. OK, his comments (whether they were private or not) were very ill-advised but does that mean he has to work in McDonalds for the rest of his life??
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