Published On: Mon, Jul 15th, 2019

BBC News: Brexit Party MEP and Tory MP shame ‘hypocritical’ Vince Cable | UK | News

MEP Lucy Harris was supported by Tory MP Nadhim Zahawi as the pair clashed with the Liberal Democrat leader over US President . The US President sparked fury after a Twitter outburst, which Prime Minister Theresa May condemned, saying the language used was “completely unacceptable”. Speaking on ’s Politics Live, the panel quickly began discussing the US President’s interventions in British politics which sparked a huge row.

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable said: “He openly intervened in the Tory leadership contest. He has been extremely disrespectful of the British Prime Minister.

“He tried to chose the next Mayor of London. He openly meddles in our affairs.

“It is perfectly reasonable that any self-respecting country should be willing to answer back.”

But Brexit Party MEP Ms Harris was enraged by the comments, and branded the Lib Dem leader as “hypocritical”.

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She said: “Vince it is kind of strange for me to hear you say this, yet you are an advocate of the EU who is meddling in our affairs continuously throughout the negotiations of exiting the EU.

“How can you say one thing, and then say another, it is completely hypocritical.”

The Liberal Democrat leader replied: “We are not talking about the European Union insulting our leading politicians.”

But the Brexit Party MEP was quick to interrupt the Liberal Democrat leader saying: “Well they have done. They have done so with Theresa May.”

Sir Vince argued “they are totally and utterly different situations”, to which the Brexit Party MEP insisted the situations were “exactly the same”.

The huge debate on the US President’s involvement in British politics came after a discussion surrounding Mr Trump’s latest Twitter outburst.

Mr Trump sparked outrage when he said four outspoken liberal congresswomen should “go back and help fix” their “broken and crime infested” countries.

Mr Trump hit out at the congresswomen “who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world”.

He tweeted: “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”

Downing Street made clear the Prime Minister’s view of Mr Trump’s comments. Mrs May’s official spokesman said: “Her view is that the language which was used to refer to the women was completely unacceptable.”

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