The other day I made a post about an article written by Dominic Carman, the Lib Dem candidate for Barnsley in the recent by-election.
My post speaks rather rudely about the people of Barnsley.
However, I recently read this by Jon. Because of this, I've reassessed my opinion a bit. I don't think that Dominic lied in his article but I accept that it could be an unrepresentative portrait of Barnsley.
Because of this, I want to say sorry to the people of Barnsley as a whole. I'm sorry that I tarred you all with the same brush. However, I still refuse to believe that spitting on people, insulting them and being incredibly racist is excusable. Even if Nick Griffin knocked on my door I would still behave (relatively) civilly to him.
Dominic Carman posted what is simply an account of his experience as a candidate in Barnsley. Even if it is coloured or biased I still believe that the behaviour he experienced from some of the people in Barnsley is a stain on that's town reputation and I stand by my opinion of the people who behaved like that.
However, it was wrong of me to write off everyone in Barnsley and tar them with the same brush. So, to all you decent people in Barnsley: I'm sorry.