A Tory MP was today suspended for using a highly offensive and racist phrase when talking at an event today.
The secretly recorded clip (below) features Newton Abbott MP Anne Marie Morris using an outdated, shocking and disgustingly racist phrase when discussing what the financial services deal the UK could strike with Brussels post 2019.
Talking at a launch organised by the Poletia group (a political think-tank) in London today, Morris said, “Now I’m sure there will be many who’ll challenge that, but my response and my request is look at the detail, it isn’t all doom and gloom.”
She said, “Now we get to the real n*gger in the woodpile, which is in two years, what happens if there is no deal?”
If you’re wondering what that shameful remark means, it’s been described as a metaphor to describe a hidden fact or problem. Another disturbing thing about the audio clip is the apparent lack of protest from her audience.
Morris has since said, “The comment was totally unintentional. I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused.” However, she was swiftly suspended by party head Theresa May.
The PM said in a statement, “I immediately asked the Chief Whip to suspend the party whip. Language like this has absolutely no place in politics or in today’s society.”