Tory MP says he likes the word 'remongers' and refuses all calls to apologise

A long-serving Conservative MP has come under fire after expressing approval for the phrase ‘Remongers’.

Michael Fabricant, 71, faced a wave of condemnation including on primetime Channel 4 political chat show The Last Leg.

The Lichfield MP tweeted after posting a link to a story about the European Union: ‘Not heard of ‘Remongers’ before. I like it!’

The Last Leg host Adam Hills led the criticism of the former Tory vice-chairman, telling viewers on Friday night’s show: ‘Online abuse of disabled people is everywhere.

‘Sorry, this attitude has to change’.

David Denison, whose daughter has Down’s Syndrome, said Mr Fabricant’s comment ‘shows he has a disregard for people with disabilities’.

The 72-year-old told BlackCountryLive: ‘It’s made me very angry and depressed.

‘He was trying to pinch the phrase for his political views on Brexit but to jump on a bandwagon that expresses profound unsympathy for people with learning disabilities is the wrong way to go.

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