Boris Johnson is facing backlash over remarks he said in Commons yesterday.
During a heated debate, Johnson used words such as ‘surrender’ and ‘betrayal’, angering MPs.
MP Paula Sherriff spoke against his language:
"We should not resort to using offensive, dangerous or inflammatory language for legislation that we do not like, and we stand here under the shield of our departed friend with many of us in this place subject to death threats and abuse every single day."
She spoke of the late Jo Cox who was killed by a far-right extremist just days before the EU referendum in 2016 – saying that MPs often face death threats from people echoing Johnson’s language.
To this, the Prime Minister responded by saying that he had never heard such ‘humbug’ in all his life.
Conservative Party Chairman James Cleverly has since defended Johnson, suggesting that the ‘highly charged” atmosphere could have been deescalated if both sides calmed down and compromised.
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