Lichfield MP apologises for describing Conservative colleague’s views on EU exit as “b******s” in House of Commons debate

Lichfield’s MP has apologised for swearing during a House of Commons debate.

Michael Fabricant had just listened to a question from pro-EU MP Jonathan Djanogly about possible dangers of leaving the European Union when microphones in the chamber heard him saying “b******s”.

But he later apologised to the Speaker for his choice of language.

“May I personally apologise for inadvertently, or through frustration, using an eight letter word beginning with B and ending in cks when a colleague of mine was raising yet another scare story about what a disaster it would be to leave the European Union.

“It was unseemly.”

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  1. Steve Norman

    10th March, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Fortunately I live in Burntwood so these lapses of behaviour (and I understand why the local news media doesn’t publicise his public comments on sex as they might prove to sensitive for our more rural ears) are not associated with my town.
    The local Conservative Association appears to have no influence over his behaviour it seems.

  2. Scribbler

    11th March, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    No surprise.
    It seems to be the level of “debate” our MP prefers if anyone dares to express an opinion that contrasts with his own.

    The EU vote is important to us all.
    It is just a shame he doesn’t display similar dedication and enthusiasm on local issues. Or perhaps he simply views those issues as a load of old…?

  3. Nomad

    11th March, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    What does he actually do? Apart from act the clown and promote Lichvegas how crass