BORIS Johnson has admitted that “tempers need to come down” in the furious row over political language and Jo Cox – but insisted he won’t stop using the word “surrender”. The PM said this evening he would carry on using the phrase to describe a new law – but stressed that MPs must be careful about what language they use to avoid inciting violence. He’s repeatedly described a new law which will force the PM to get another extension from the EU if he doesn’t get a deal as the “Surrender Bill”. It comes after the PM was attacked yesterday by MPs for suggesting that the best way to honour the memory of murdered MP Jo Cox was to get Brexit done.He infuriated MPs by brushing off their concerns about his use of language in the Commons as “humbug” in more astonishing scenes. Paula Sheriff told him many Labour MPs were being subjected to death threats from people quoting his words such as “Surrender Act”, “traitor” or “betrayal”. The PM dismissed her comments as “humbug” and yesterday refused to answer demands for an apology in the Commons — sending a junior minister instead. Brendan Cox — Jo’s widower — said… Read full this story
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