The Morning Star apologises unreservedly for the publication last Tuesday of a cartoon which was offensive to trans people.
The cartoon had not been authorised for publication and its appearance in the print edition represents a failure to follow our own procedures for approving submissions. It was removed from online editions of the paper the same day, as soon as it was seen by the editor.
A notice was sent round staff on Tuesday reminding them of the process by which cartoon submissions must be approved before publication and we are determined that such a lapse in standards will not recur.
Again, we apologise for the offence caused by this cartoon, especially to our trans contributors and readers whom we have let down.
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