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    Conservative MP Tweets About Punching Female Journalist In Her Throat

    The MP for Lichfield Michael Fabricant tweeted the threat on Friday morning.

    Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    The Conservative MP for Lichfield said today that he might end up "punching [female journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown] in her throat."

    Michael Fabricant's message, posted on Twitter, comes following the Daily Mail columnist's appearance on Channel 4 News on Thursday evening, in which Alibhai-Brown appeared alongside associate editor of the Spectator.

    I could never appear on a discussion prog with @y_alibhai I would either end up with a brain haemorrhage or by punching her in the throat

    Michael Fabricant@Mike_Fabricant

    I could never appear on a discussion prog with @y_alibhai I would either end up with a brain haemorrhage or by punching her in the throat

    8:28 AM - 20 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    The two had a discussion about British values and Alibhai-Brown freely expressed her opinions on Liddle. Initially Alibhai-Brown said Liddle tried to be "reasonable and not to be bigoted but the bigotry just bursts out of him".

    She then followed up with a more damning conclusion on Liddle, saying: "I'm clearly honest that I loathe you. I have no words to express how much I loathe you.

    "And in that I feel quite proud that I'm able to tell you that and we don't kill each other."

    Watch Rod Liddle debating with Alibhai-Brown below:

    View this video on YouTube

    Channel 4 News / Via youtube.com

    Fabricant, former party whip, has been criticised by a number of users on Twitter.

    .@Mike_Fabricant @y_alibhai An MP airing violence against women is unwise, ill-judged and in my view wrong.

    Eoin Clarke@DrEoinCl

    .@Mike_Fabricant @y_alibhai An MP airing violence against women is unwise, ill-judged and in my view wrong.

    8:45 AM - 20 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    @Mike_Fabricant @y_alibhai Totally unacceptable tweet. I think you should retract that statement and apologise.

    Christine Hill@drchristinehill

    @Mike_Fabricant @y_alibhai Totally unacceptable tweet. I think you should retract that statement and apologise.

    8:49 AM - 20 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Wow! Is this an elected official publicly threatening to hit a woman? @DrEoinCl @Mike_Fabricant @y_alibhai

    Gary Raymond@GaryRaymond_

    Wow! Is this an elected official publicly threatening to hit a woman? @DrEoinCl @Mike_Fabricant @y_alibhai

    8:49 AM - 20 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    @Mike_Fabricant stay classy, Mike. What is it about clever, prominent and outspoken women that so scares the @Conservatives?

    Tom Sadler@tsadler2

    @Mike_Fabricant stay classy, Mike. What is it about clever, prominent and outspoken women that so scares the @Conservatives?

    8:57 AM - 20 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Update: Fabricant has now apologised for his earlier comments.

    Just out of dentist. 1 It appears that some people who don't know me think I actually go round punching "in the throat". Not true.

    Michael Fabricant@Mike_Fabricant

    Just out of dentist. 1 It appears that some people who don't know me think I actually go round punching "in the throat". Not true.

    10:03 AM - 20 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    2. If anyone believes I would seriously threaten someone with violence, I of course withdraw and apologise

    Michael Fabricant@Mike_Fabricant

    2. If anyone believes I would seriously threaten someone with violence, I of course withdraw and apologise

    10:05 AM - 20 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    .Sorry @y_alibhai if you actually thought I would punch you. I actually don't do that sort of thing. But you are utterly infuriating! xx

    Michael Fabricant@Mike_Fabricant

    .Sorry @y_alibhai if you actually thought I would punch you. I actually don't do that sort of thing. But you are utterly infuriating! xx

    10:17 AM - 20 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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