In a letter on behalf of Prime Minister David Cameron, from his Political Private Secretary, Mr Cameron wrote to F4J Founder Matt O’Connor to apologise directly for his original remark wrongly accusing Fathers4Justice of damaging his roof and to ensure Mr O’Connor had seen his public apology below.
“During the interview I gave to Sarah Sands last week, I had a conversation about my home in west Oxfordshire; this included me saying that I had believed Fathers 4 Justice had climbed on my roof.
“I am happy to issue a clarification that although some people have protested outside my constituency home and clambered on my constituency office roof, the group Fathers 4 Justice have not, contrary to what I had thought, climbed on my own roof, and I’m sorry for any offence to them that may have been caused by what was a light-hearted remark.”
Said Matt O’Connor, “We thank Mr Cameron for his apology and the matter is now closed. The real harm however isn’t to our reputation, but the damage caused to children and families as a result of the Conservative Party’s broken promises on Shared Parenting. That is something all our supporters deserve an apology for.”
Mr Cameron’s apology can be found online at the following sites:
The Evening Standard
The Daily Telegraph