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20 June 2014updated 09 Jun 2021 10:05am

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.

By media mole

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:

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Photo: Twitter screengrab


Fabricant has now apologised:


Here’s the video, courtesy of Channel 4, of the debate between Rod Liddle and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown that Fabricant was so annoyed by: