Owen Smith defends his use of inappropriate language on the BBC's Today programme.

Owen Smith defends his use of inappropriate language on the BBC’s Today programme.

No, it doesn’t.

He was still using the word as a pejorative term. People with mental health issues will feel extremely let down by this behaviour from a prospective party leader.

On the BBC’s Today programme, John Humphries asked whether his injudicious use of language means Mr Smith is not ready for the leadership.

His response was a ‘no’: “It suggests that I’m occasionally a bit colourful with my language. I need to be slightly less colourful, perhaps, in future.”

Too late.

Owen Smith denies calling Jeremy Corbyn a “lunatic” but the Labour leadership challenger says he’s sorry if he offended anyone by using the word.

Source: Owen Smith denies calling Jeremy Corbyn a ‘lunatic’ – BBC News

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