We will learn from our mis­take

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Letters And Opinion -

The Gazette has come in for heavy crit­i­cism over the pub­li­ca­tion of last week’s Harry Bell col­umn, which in­cluded an item about trans­gen­der is­sues. When you get things wrong, the best course of ac­tion is to hold your hands up and say sorry. Last week’s col­umn did get it wrong – badly wrong.

We feel it is ap­pro­pri­ate to ded­i­cate our let­ters pages to the many mes­sages we have had criticising the com­ments con­tained in the article.

Harry Bell has never pur­ported to be the Voice of the Gazette, nor to rep­re­sent the views of any­one other than the au­thor.

How­ever, we must take re­spon­si­bil­ity for pro­vid­ing the plat­form for such opin­ions to be aired.

Over the course of its long his­tory, the Gazette has prided it­self on fight­ing for the com­mu­nity it serves.

That in­cludes ALL those who help make the Can­ter­bury area such a di­verse and won­der­ful place to live.

Over the com­ing weeks we will be at­tempt­ing to re­build links with those upset by last week’s col­umn and will en­sure we learn from our mis­take.

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