A LABOUR MP told Piers Morgan to go “f*** yourself” after he accused MPs of “using” murdered colleague Jo Cox in a Commons clash over Brexit.
Neil Coyle launched a furious rant against the GMB host where labelled him a “scrote” and a “waste of space”.
The MP for Bermondsey and old Southwark was incensed when Piers tweeted: “British politicians now using their murdered former colleague Jo Cox to wage their viciously tribal Brexit war.
Parliament has reached a new low, on all sides. Disgraceful.”
The Labour backbencher hit back: “You’re a sad, sick little man. For you to stoop this low is shocking. Grim.”
British politicians now using their murdered former colleague Jo Cox to wage their viciously tribal Brexit war. Parliament has reached a new low, on all sides. Disgraceful.
Piers then replied: “Actually, you & your fellow MPs are the sad, sick, low, grim ones. Parliament has become an absolute disgrace, so don’t you dare try to lecture others on behaviour.”
Mr Coyle then flew into a foul-mouthed rage, fuming: “It’s early doors Piers but I say this hand on heart: go f*** yourself. You’re a waste of space, air and skin.
“Trying to use Jo against us whilst encouraging the fascists is shocking even for a scrote like you. You make me sick.”
The furious clash came after Boris Johnson was blasted by MPs for telling Parliament it should honour Mrs Cox by “getting Brexit done”.
The PM sparked outrage in the chamber after he was asked to temper his language by Labour MP Paula Sheriff.
He was repeatedly challenged over his use of the word “surrender” to describe the bill passed by MPs to block Brexit earlier this month.
Ms Sheriff, MP for Dewsbury, fumed that Mr Johnson “continually used pejorative language to describe an Act of Parliament passed by this House”.
Pointing to a plaque in the chamber, commemorating Mrs Cox, she said: “We should not resort to using offensive, dangerous or inflammatory language for legislation that we do not like, and we stand here under the shield of our departed friend with many of us in this place subject to death threats and abuse every single day.”
It’s early doors Piers but I say this hand on heart: go f*** yourself. You’re a waste of space, air and skin.
Neil Coyle MP
“They often quote his words ‘Surrender Act’, ‘betrayal’, ‘traitor’ and I for one am sick of it.
“We must moderate our language, and it has to come from the prime minister first.”
But firing back, the PM said: “I have to say, Mr Speaker, I’ve never heard such humbug in all my life.”
Tracey Brabin, who succeeded Mrs Cox as MP for Batley and Spen, said Mr Johnson needed to temper his remarks so that “we will all feel secure when we’re going about our jobs”.
Mr Johnson replied: “the best way to honour the memory of Jo Cox and indeed the best way to bring this country together would be, I think, to get Brexit done”.
Speaking this morning, Mrs Cox’s widower, Brendan Cox, said he felt “a bit sick” at the way her name was being used and appealed for both sides to calm down.
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Mr Johnson faced calls to apologise for the comments today when Labour MP Jess Philips tabled an urgent question on the incident in the Commons.
Ms Philips, who represents Birmingham Yardley, called on the PM to meet with her and Mrs Philips loved ones to see the hurt his words had caused.
Addressing the house she said: “I want to ask the PM to tell him that the bravest, strongest thing to say is ‘sorry’ it will make him look good, it will not upset the people want Brexit in this country if he acts for once like a statesmen.
Calling me names and putting names in my mouth and in the mouth of my dead friend makes me cross and angry.
Jess Philips MP
“Calling me names and putting names in my mouth and in the mouth of my dead friend makes me cross and angry.
“It makes me scared even, but I will not react the Prime Minister wants me to react so I join in the chaos that keeps this hatred and fear on our streets.
“I simply ask the minister to ask the Prime Minister, who is notable by his bravery today, to meet with me in private with his advisors and some of my colleagues and my friends from Jo’s family so we can explain our grief.
“And try to make him understand why it is so abhorrent why he has chosen a strategy to divide rather than lead.”
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However, Mr Johnson was not present during today’s session and sent junior minister Kevin Foster in place.
Mr Foster said the murder of Jo Cox was a “dreadful crime”, adding that the government must now resolve Brexit to solve the division in the House and the country.
He said: “The passions that this issue has inflamed will only carry on if there is not a resolution.”
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