What Did the Romans Ever Do For Us?
Mea culpa, I was wrong to say that Mr Corbyn voted against the Good Friday Agreement. He did not.
— Jacob Rees-Mogg (@Jacob_Rees_Mogg) 1 March 2018
Otherwise seductively Latinate orator George Galloway noted that it would have been nice to include an apology:
— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) 1 March 2018
As did edgy indymedia outfit Sqwawkbox.
Are you going to add a ‘sorry’ in there somewhere, Mr Rees-Mogg?
— The SKWAWKBOX (@skwawkbox) 1 March 2018
Others were unimpressed with the Latin:
If you say “Mea culpa” it waters down the effect. It’s Latin. It’s “other” to most of us. It has less immediacy and meaning, as it’s effect mediated by translation. Why not say it in English: “I was wrong. I am sorry”.
— Hat Tottins #NHSLove #BackTo60 #ToriesOut (@Allchanges) 1 March 2018
Although some though it was nice to see a politician admit to being wrong for a change:
A politician admitting he was wrong. No there’s a novelty. Nice one Jacob. Now get May out and save this country. 👍👍🇬🇧
— MARK CHALONER (@MRKCHALONER) 1 March 2018
I think he meant the Anglo-Irish agreement which Corbyn spoke against. It’s an error and he’s admitted it. Channel 4 also have said it was incorrect.
— Tom (@MelieresFr) 1 March 2018
And of course, there were people who couldn’t resist making an unflattering comparison of Rees-Mogg with his Labour rivals (or rather, flattering to him and deeply, deeply unflattering to them…)
It takes a real man to apologise when he’s wrong, you wouldn’t ever see that clown Corbyn or his Marxist side kick McDonnell ever do that
— mick renwick (@MickRenwick) 1 March 2018
And surprise surprise, a few people still couldn’t stay on topic. This time it’s about Brexit…
Wouldn’t it be great if he admitted the terrible mistake he’s made supporting brexit?
— Sarah McCartney 🌍 🇪🇺🙊🌹🖋#FBPE (@SarahMcCartney) 2 March 2018
Any chance you could apologise for being wrong about Brexit to ?
— Jason Spooner #FBPE (@Spoggy1967) 1 March 2018
Waiting for your Mea MAXIMA culpa for Brexmess nightmare of waste & Futility. 2nd referendum only road to sanity
— Paul Flynn (@PaulFlynnMP) 2 March 2018
So, who won in today’s woke nonsense roundup?
Was Rees-Mogg truly a pompous ass, talking down to ‘the proles?’
Or were his opponents being elitist, and assuming ‘the plebs’ couldn’t use a search engine?
Leave your thoughts below.