Labour MP confronts Dominic Cummings over ‘appalling’ state of politics

Karl Turner confronted Dominic Cummings
Karl Turner confronted Dominic Cummings (Picture: Rex; Getty)

Labour shadow minister Karl Turner confronted Boris Johnson’s chief aide, calling on him to dial down the ‘inflammatory’ language utilized by the PM.

When he noticed so-called svengali Dominic Cummings close to Parliament, he instructed him he had acquired demise threats for the reason that heated House of Commons sitting yesterday.

‘I’ve had demise threats in a single day. It’s a shame,’ he instructed him. ‘The tone of your language has been appalling. It’s very appalling, and individuals are blaming you.’

Mr Cummings responded by saying he didn’t know who he was, and that he was already having a dialog.

One person on the Facebook group Yellow Vest Hull mentioned Mr Turner ‘wants putting in a ditch’, echoing the PM’s phrase that he would somewhat be ‘dead in a ditch’ than ask the European Union for an Article 50 extension.

Another mentioned they have been tempted to ‘pay a visit’ to the MP, who represents a seat that voted 72% to depart the EU.

Mr Cummings has been heralded as encouraging a ‘people versus Parliament’ technique to push by Brexit.



Speaking after the confrontation, Hull East MP Mr Turner mentioned: ‘My wife is in Hull with my three-year-old daughter while I’m in Westminster – I take threats critically.

‘I noticed Dominic Cummings in Portcullis House and I raised with him that the language adopted by the Prime Minister and others yesterday is inflammatory and inflicting MPs to obtain demise threats.

‘Mr Cummins responded to me: ‘Back a deal, then’.

‘I then approached him and mentioned, how is it potential for me to be criticised for not backing a deal.

‘I’ve tried 3 times to again the previous prime minister’s deal however it wasn’t adequate for me to help.

‘The PM should be in Brussels negotiating a deal to bring back to Parliament so people like me can support it. I’m determined to help a deal however it should shield jobs and employees’ rights.’

Dominic Cummings, a senior aide to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, attends the book launch of Winning Against the Odds: My Life in Gambling and Politics by Stuart Wheeler at Carlton House Terrace, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 26, 2019. See PA story POLITICS Brexit. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire
Dominic Cummings attends the e-book launch of Winning Against the Odds: My Life in Gambling and by Stuart Wheeler tonight (Picture: PA)

The trade ended when Mr Cummings replied: ‘I don’t know who you might be.’

MPs returned to Parliament yesterday after the five-week suspension was dominated to be illegal.

was unrepentant after the judgment, refusing to reasonable his language in terms of issues like labelling the invoice aimed toward blocking a no-deal Brexit a ‘Surrender Bill’.

He sparked outrage when he mentioned one of the simplest ways to honour murdered MP Jo Cox’s reminiscence was to ship Brexit, regardless of her and her household campaigning in opposition to it and her demise throughout the referendum marketing campaign.



Speaking at a e-book launch this night, Mr Cummings mentioned anger in the direction of MPs was to be anticipated: ‘The MPs mentioned we could have a referendum, we’ll respect the consequence after which they spent three years swerving all over the store.

‘It is not surprising some people are angry about it.’

He added: ‘If you are a bunch of politicians and say that we swear we are going to respect the result of a democratic vote, and then after you lose you say, we don’t need to respect that vote, what do you count on to occur?’



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