David Cameron Says Lichfield MP's Comments Are 'Unacceptable'
20 June 2014, 12:50
The Prime Minister says Micheal Fabricant's tweets threatening to punch a woman in the throat are totally 'unacceptable'.
The Senior Conservative politician made the comments about newspaper columnist and author Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.
After he saw the author on a television programme he tweeted to say 'I could never appear on a discussion programme with (Yasmin Alibhai Brown) I would either end up with a brain haemorrhage or by punching her in the throat'.
She's responded saying because she's a woman and not white, people like Mr Fabricant think she should be their cleaner and has asked the Prime Minister to do something.
Over a series of tweets, Mr Fabricant attempted to make amends for the comments, telling Ms Alibhai-Brown she was `utterly infuriating'' but he would not have actually punched her.
He wrote: ``Just out of dentist. It appears that some people who don't know me think I actually go round punching 'in the throat'. Not true''
`If anyone believes I would seriously threaten someone with violence, I of course withdraw and apologise'
David Cameron has told Heart Michael Fabricant's comments were completely unacceptable but stated that the politician has apologised for his actions.