Julie Etchingham has dropped herself right in it. Forever she will here the words exterminate! exterminate! done in dodgy Dalek voices as she passes by. It all sounds a bit funny now, but I must admit when I first read what miss Etchingham had said, I was quite annoyed.
Sky News have apologised after she was heard to say "extermination" at a crucial point in David Cameron's speech on immigration. David said: "Let me outline the action that a Conservative government would take. As we have seen, some of the increase in population size results from natural change - birth rates, death rates. Here our policy should be obvious... " at which point Sky's airhead presenter quipped "Extermination."
Miss Etchingham in a moment reminiscent of Big Ron uttered the word thinking she was off air. She wasn't. Sky have said the comment was "regrettable". I think regrettable falls way short of the apology that is required. As a Conservative party member I find her remark deeply offensive and she should make a public apology or remove herself from her supposedly impartial job.