“As the nation marks the death of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, we thought you might like to see this photo of the Duke at the official opening of the Maughan Library in 2002, which some colleagues will remember” said the offending email, which most sane people would consider perfectly harmless.
But now Ms Clarke has grovelled to snowflake staff and apologised for “the harm that this caused members of our community”.
University left-wingers were apparently outraged by the simple and inoffensive photo tribute to the beloved Duke of Edinburgh, who was mourned across the country after his passing in April as worldwide political icons paid tribute.
But Ms Clarke has now clarified that “the picture was not intended to commemorate him” and added: “Through feedback and subsequent conversations, we have come to realise the harm that this caused members of our community, because of his history of racist and sexist comments. We are sorry to have caused this harm.”
The late Duke of Edinburgh was beloved around the country but was less popular with a small and bizarre sect on the left-wing of British politics.
One pair of imbeciles was caught preparing to pop bottles of Prosecco outside Buckingham Palace shortly after his death was announced, before scurrying away during an on-camera confrontation.
Leading progressive Ash Sarkar, in the wake of Prince Philip’s death, publicly questioned why the BBC wasn’t giving equal coverage to the death of homophobic American convict rapper DMX – whose 2003 hit “Where the Hood At?” includes lyrics like “I show no love to homo thugs” and boasts about refusing to shake hands with gay people.
Responding to the King’s College Prince Philip controversy, the Telegraph quotes prominent Tory MP Sir John Hayes, the chairman of the influential Common Sense Group: “King’s College London is at the extreme end of the spectrum when it comes to inhibiting free speech. We need to flush out people in our universities who are determined with an almost Maoist zeal to close minds in places which ought to be bastions of free and open debate.”