Is Theresa May’s working majority about to get even smaller? After the Prime Minister called out unacceptable abuse directed at MPs, Theresa May is having to contend with bad behaviour from one of her own.
The Huff Post UK has obtained a recording of Anne Marie Morris, the MP for Newton Abbot, using the N-word during an appearance on a Brexit panel – where she discussed what Britain’s exit from the EU meant for financial services:
‘Now I’m sure there will be many people who’ll challenge that, but my response and my request is look at the detail, it isn’t all doom and gloom.
Now we get to the real n—-r in the woodpile which is in two years what happens if there is no deal?’
May is already under pressure to remove the whip from the MP. However, it’s worth noting that her predecessor David Cameron let a Tory peer off the hook when they said ‘n–– in the woodpile’ back in 2008.
If the incident does result in a by-election, Newton Abbot ought to be a safe seat – with a majority of 17,000 – but in the current climate anything could happen.