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MP Morris suspended from Tory party for racist remark

By Arj Singh

A Brexit-backing Conservative MP who described the prospect of leaving the EU with no deal as "the real n***** in the woodpile" has been suspended from the parliamentary party.

Prime Minister Theresa May said the comment by Anne Marie Morris was "completely unacceptable" and she was having the whip withdrawn.

"I was shocked to hear of these remarks, which are completely unacceptable. I immediately asked the chief whip to suspend the party whip," Mrs May said.

"Language like this has absolutely no place in politics or in today's society."

The MP said her comment was "entirely unintentional", saying she apologised "unreservedly".

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