Labour MP under fire for attending the Twelfth
Labour Shadow Secretary of State Owen Smith has received abuse on social media for attending a Twelfth demonstration in Northern Ireland.
He was described as making a "bizarre statement" by tweeting his thanks to those who had welcomed him to Twelfth celebrations, with others asking if we was joking.
Mr Smith tweeted: "Thanks to all across Belfast who welcomed me to the 12th celebrations yesterday (Wednesday). Well done to all who helped events pass off so peacefully."
This was greeted with a barrage of abuse and accusations against the Orange Order, including a tweet asking: "Is this a joke? Since when did supporting racist organisations become Labour policy?! Explanation needed urgently."
There were also questions over whether he condemned a racist incident at a bonfire in Belfast.
Mr Smith responded: "I condemn it unreservedly - as I have on TV and radio.
"I also condemn placing effigies and images of nationalist politicians on bonfires."