Is it really an offence against democracy for a government to enforce its own commitments upon its own MPs?
“We never meant to be offensive, but we apologize if any offence was caused,” they told the Sun.
It is the first offence of which Mr Taylor has ever been accused.
(1.) An injury or wrong done to one (1 Sam. 25:31; Rom. 5:15). (2.) A stumbling-block or cause of temptation (Isa. 8:14; Matt. 16:23; 18:7). Greek skandalon, properly that at which one stumbles or takes offence. The "offence of the cross" (Gal. 5:11) is the offence the Jews took at the teaching that salvation was by the crucified One, and by him alone. Salvation by the cross was a stumbling-block to their national pride.