Hapless Labour frontbencher Jonathan Ashworth has apologised after sending 'respect and condolences' to the family of the Liverpool suicide bomber. Ashworth was speaking to Sky News on Monday when he was asked about the attack, to which he responded: "Absolutely shocking that that would happen anywhere, but particularly outside a women's maternity hospital. Obviously we pay our respects and send our condolences to the family of the man who lost his life".
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Following a swift backlash Ashworth apologised later that afternoon, saying that he had 'misread the news'. There was only one fatality and Ashworth clearly refers to a single fatality on Sky News. Was it a genuine error or was it a contrived response that the likes of terror apologists Abbott and McDonnell would have issued?