Retired UK Diplomat in trouble over blog comments

Filed as News on April 26, 2005 2:02 pm

by Duncan

A retired British Diplomat, now chairman of a Scottish local council, has come under fire following comments he made on blog that were derogatory about the locals.

Peter Hinchcliffe, former UK ambassador to Jordan has outraged residents in the Berwickshire hamlets of Hutton and Paxton with comments that included referring to a local home as “sewage cottage” and other members of the community as “simple country folk”.

The Scotsman reports that Villagers want Hinchcliffe removed as local community council chairman because of “insulting” remarks in Huttonian, his personal blog.

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  1. By peter hinchcliffe posted on April 29, 2005 at 2:12 am
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    Scotsman story a load of bollocks. See the blog in question for the facts-url above

  2. By Peter Hinchcliffe posted on June 7, 2005 at 1:53 am
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    The Scotsman has now published an apology as has the Glasgow Herald who published a very similar story from the same free lance reporter. Both papers admit that the Free lance got his facts wrong. One up to the Bloggers