In one of her last acts as Prime Minister, Theresa May reinstated Sir Roger Scruton as the Tsar's House of the Government after being released last year for comments in an interview
Scruton, a conservative scientist, was appointed chairman of the Better Building – Beautiful commission last year, but was dismissed in April after a spokesman for the Department of Housing, Towns and Local Government sent "unacceptable" comments to the New Statesman.
The quotations in the article contained comments on Chinese people who, according to Scruton, had been taken out of context to make them look like they were making a "racist bow."
The New statesman, who published the comments, apologized later, after it emerged that some of Scruton's comments had been cut off in the published interview, leading to claims he had been misrepresented.
The apology, along with a full transcript of the interview, stated that "links to the article were tweeted along with partial quotes from the interview," including an abridged version of Scruton's quote about China.
"We acknowledge that the views of Professor Scruton in the tweets were not accurately reproduced to his detriment," the paper says.
Last month, Scruton revealed that after the minutes were released, Residential Property Secretary James Brokenshire apologized to him for the dismissal and asked for suggestions on how he could continue to contribute to the work of the Commission. High-quality design in the construction of new homes and neighborhoods.
"I regret that the decision to remove you from your leadership role within the Commission was made as it was, and I am sorry – especially since it was based on a clear partial report of your thoughts," Brokenshire wrote.
Boris Johnson, who was elected chairman of the Conservative Party yesterday and is now prime minister, said at an event during his election campaign that the dismissal of Scruton was "disgraceful" and that his position should be restored.
Some of the philosopher's comments on New statesman remain controversial, including the claim that Islamophobia was a "propaganda word" invented by extremists and used to end the debate.
Write for the spectator On the controversy in April, Scruton wrote: "I think homophobia is a similar word [to Islamophobia]to complete all debates about a matter in which only one view is allowed.
"Apparently once I wrote that homosexuality was" not normal ", but nobody told me where or why that was particularly offensive," he said, adding that he did not consider homosexuality as "perversion".
"Even red hair is not normal, and even with left-wing journalists, it is not decent."