Ashford MP Damian Green reveals wife in hospital after he is critcised on Twitter over Commons absence
Ashford MP Damian Green has revealed his wife was in
hospital after he suffered a storm of abuse on Twitter over his
absence from a House of Commons debate.
The Conservative policing minister was criticised by
Labour MP Keith Vaz for not appearing in the House of Commons
during a motion on
police grants held at around 1.30pm on
Mr Vaz took to Twitter to question: "Where is Damian Green."
What followed was a string of "abuse" from fellow users of the
microblogging website, according to the Ashford MP.
In response to the criticisms, Mr Green (pictured above)
tweeted: "How modern media
works. Keith Vaz demands to know why I am not in Commons. I
on Twitter. Reason? My wife in hospital. Happy
Mr Vaz received condemnation earlier this week for "sexist"
comments he also made on Twitter, suggesting Cabinet minister
Theresa May was "looking a bit thin".
Mr Green later thanked well-wishers on the site and also praised
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