The UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, has suspended Anne Marie Morris after she used the N-word at Brexit discussion yesterday.
Theresa May has suspended the Conservative MP Anne Marie Morris after she used a vile racist expression “n***** in the woodpile”.
The whip was also removed.
Speaking about the MP’s speech, Ms May said, “I was shocked to hear of these remarks, which are completely unacceptable, I immediately asked the Chief Whip to suspend the party whip. Language like this has absolutely no place in politics or in today’s society.”
The MP for Newton Abbott had been speaking about Brexit where she said,
“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***** in the woodpile, which is, in two years, what happens if there is no deal?”
The recording was unearthed by HuffPost who said that the Brexit-backing MP utter the disgraceful phrase, which has its origins in the late 19th and 20th century, as she described the idea of leaving the EU with no deal.
Ms Morris has offered an “unreserved” apology saying she was sorry for “any offence caused” by her “entirely unintentional” racism.