A few days ago I reported on the RAS statement condemning STFC's handling of the current funding crisis. Since then a number of people have complained about my criticism of STFC's diplomatic skills where I said:
Especially since, to an outside observer, STFC has been demonstrating the diplomatic skills of a retarded squirrel.On reflection this was in poor taste and offensive. So I would like to make a formal apology to all retarded squirrels. The comparison was inexcusable.