20 June 2014 Tory MP Michael Fabricant tweets about punching journalist "in the throat" The Conservative MP for Lichfield has just tweeted something very ill-advised about journalist and commentator Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. Sign UpGet the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email. Sign-up I could never appear on a discussion prog with @y_alibhai I would either end up with a brain haemorrhage or by punching her in the throat — Michael Fabricant (@Mike_Fabricant) June 20, 2014 Oh dear. Usually a benign, if eccentric, character, Tory (or "is it a wig?!" as opposition MPs love to quip) MP Michael Fabricant – he of suspiciously golden locks – has tweeted very aggressively about Independent columnist, journalist and author Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. Quite ill-advised threatening behaviour from an MP, although he did used to be a whip... PS. Here's a screengrab in case he deletes the tweet: Photo: Twitter screengrab UPDATE Fabricant has now apologised: So just for the avoidance of any doubt: I am v sorry for tweet. It was wrong to joke abt punching + I completely withdraw and apologise. — Michael Fabricant (@Mike_Fabricant) June 20, 2014 UPDATE 2 Here's the video, courtesy of Channel 4, of the debate between Rod Liddle and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown that Fabricant was so annoyed by: › The case for universal childcare lies in our collective social responsibility I'm a mole, innit. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!