Charlie Mullins apologised after the show for swearing ‘but not the sentiment behind it’ [Image: Tang/ZumaWire/Rex/Shutterstock]

With friends like these…?

Just when the Conservatives have been trying to blame left-wing politicians and their supporters for the rise of abusive comments against the political class…

And appoint their lead attack-dog on the subject to an inquiry about it…

Along comes one of their donors to engage in personal abuse of the Labour Party leader on national radio.

Nice one, Charlie Mullins! 

The BBC has apologised after Jeremy Corbyn was called a “twat” in a Radio 4 interview by Charlie Mullins, the boss of Pimlico Plumbers and a Conservative party donor.

Mullins was being interviewed on Radio 4’s World at One when host Martha Kearney asked whether the UK should attempt to remain part of the single market after Brexit.

Mullins replied: “Course we should be staying in; Jeremy Corbyn’s a twat, ain’t he?”

Mullins apologised after the show for swearing “but not the sentiment behind it”. He said on Twitter: “Brexit is a subject I’m very passionate about and I apologise for the word I used on BBC World at One, but not the sentiment behind it.”

A Labour source said: “Jeremy condemns all, and does not engage in any, personal abuse.”

Source: BBC apologises after Tory donor insults Jeremy Corbyn


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