Jess Phillips and George Osborne star in violent language drill video
Watch: Clive Lewis MP also gets a mention in the film for Channel 4 News
Three days after an unknown Tory MP told The Sunday Times that Theresa May would soon get a knife “stuck in her front”, the row over who said it is still rumbling on.
In the latest twist, former chief suspect Andrew Bridgen has upped the ante by suggesting that duplicitous Downing Street advisers might have been behind them. “I wouldn't be surprised if Number 10 didn't put those words out themselves,” he told Sky’s Adam Boulton.
As they say, it’s a theory….
Meanwhile as the hunt for the offender continues, they - and others charged with similar crimes - feature in a new video by an artist called DRILLMINSTER. The film has been produced for Channel 4 News, which says: “MPs have accused Drill artists of glorifying violence. But are Parliamentarians in any position to lecture them?”
The most vile language in the film is attributed to Tory MP Anne Marie Morris, who was recorded using the N world during a meeting about Brexit last year. Despite her racist language, Marie Morris still retains the Tory whip.
The video also quotes Labour’s Jess Phillips, from a 2015 interview with Owen Jones. Asked if she would want to change the leader of the Labour party, Phillips said: “I would do anything that I felt was going to make the Labour party win the general election because if I don’t have that attitude then all I’m doing is colluding with the Tories.
“If that means making Jeremy better, I’ll roll my sleeves up. If that’s not going to happen – and I’ve said to him and to his staff to their faces: ‘The day that ... you are hurting us more than you are helping us, I won’t knife you in the back, I’ll knife you in the front.’”
Her colleague Clive Lewis also makes the cut for jokingly telling someone at a Momentum event in Brighton to “get down on your knees, bitch”.
And a tad unfairly (but not unsurprisingly) former chancellor George Osborne features for private remarks that he allegedly made to Evening Standard colleagues about not resting until Theresa May is “chopped up in bags in my freezer”.