Karl Turner’s unparliamentary behaviour

Karl Turner's unparliamentary behaviour
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Labour MP Karl Turner took the opportunity to berate Boris Johnson's adviser Dominic Cummings in a heated, and slightly bizarre, exchange in the House of Commons yesterday. Turner (whose staff just happened to be filming the MP's grandstanding) approached Cummings in Portcullis House and attacked him for the 'sort of language' Boris Johnson had used in this week's Commons debates, which Turner attempted to link to death threats made against him.

Karl Turner's entire demeanour during the exchange was probably not quite what you'd expect from a Member of Parliament. But Mr S was more curious about what the MP said around the 55 second mark of the video.

Mr Steerpike will let readers decide if Turner was guilty of using the kind of language he claims to deplore:

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