WATCH: Clive Lewis slammed after telling Momentum audience member to ‘get on your knees, b*tch’

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20th October 2017

Senior Labour figures have rounded on Clive Lewis after a video emerged of him telling an audience member to “get on your knees, b*tch”.

Clive Lewis made the comment at a Momentum event
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Footage of a Momentum event shows Mr Lewis making the comment, with audience members laughing in response. 

Former deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman described the remarks as “inexplicable” and  “inexcusable” and Jess Phillips said she was "appalled".

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Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy tweeted: “Its not ok….reinforces menace that men have the physical power to force compliance”.

Tory MP Mims Davies described it as “astounding inappropriate language” and urged Ms Phillips to put her colleague on a training course.

Trade Minister Greg Hands also weighed in, saying: “There’s always been an unpleasant misogynism in the Hard Left, but this is particularly repellent from a senior Labour MP.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The clip was first published by Guido Fawkes. Watch it here:

 

 
 
PoliticsHome contacted Mr Lewis for a comment, but he had not responded at the time of publication.