A group for people with learning disabilities say they have been “let down” by Lichfield’s MP.
Friends 2 Friends had previously revealed they were upset by Michael Fabricant’s use of the word “remonger” on social media.
Members went to Speakers’ Corner earlier this week to make their point to the MP in a series of videos.
The Conservative MP said the use of the controversial phrase did not mean what the group thought it did.
“You shouldn’t be upset – the phrase coined by someone else was about ‘remainers’ scaremongering (not unusual) as was very clear from their tweet.”Michael Fabricant MP
But a statement from the Friends 2 Friends group said such an explanation was “naive”.
“You may think that we shouldn’t be upset but the fact of the matter is we are.
“If you are naive enough to think that the word derived from ‘scaremongering’ based on some of the other tweets on the profile [he was replying to] then perhaps you shouldn’t be on twitter – after all, it’s not the first time you’ve been in trouble is it?
“We invite you to come to our group to meet with the members that you are supposed to represent, as these are the ones you’ve let down the most as our MP.”Friends 2 Friends spokesperson