Matthew Parris has issued an apology for his Times column of December 27 in which he advocated “stringing piano wire across country lanes to decapitate cyclists.” In his latest piece the former Tory MP said: “I offended many with my Christmas attack on cyclists. It was meant humorously but so many cyclists have taken it seriously that I plainly misjudged. I am sorry.”
Mr Parris’ column has so far been the subject of 270 complaints to the
While the column had originally generated a firestorm of protest in the blogosphere, the furore seems to have been re-ignited as people coming back to work after the Christmas break hear about and read the item for the first time themselves.
But what do you think? Do you accept Parris’ assertion that the column was “meant humorously”? Have you complained to the PCC yourself? Leave your comment below.