West Suffolk: MP Matthew Hancock apologises over retweet of ‘offensive’ poem
West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock has apologised on Twitter for sharing a poem which suggests the Labour party is full of “queers”.
Mr Hancock received a backlash after he retweeted the message yesterday, which was National Poetry Day.
He later tweeted: “Previous RT was a total accident. I wholeheartedly disagree with offensive comment in the tweet & am incredibly sorry for any offence caused.”
One person commented: “you’re seriously retweeting homophobic tweets?”
Another said: “you do realise gay people vote too, right?”
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Conservative MP Mr Hancock was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in July.
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