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Conservative MP Michael Fabricant has apologised for suggesting teachers and nurses enjoyed a "quiet drink" in staff rooms during lockdown.

Nice syrup of figs!

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He had made the comments in a BBC interview while defending Boris Johnson over so-called Partygate allegations.
In a letter to the NAHT school leaders' union, the Lichfield MP said it was not his intention to demoralise or offend anyone.
NAHT general secretary Paul Whiteman said he welcomed the apology.
Mr Fabricant said in the interview earlier this month that he did not think the prime minister knew he was breaking the law when he attended a gathering in Downing Street in June 2020 to celebrate his 56th birthday.
"He thought just like many teachers and nurses who after a very long shift would go back to the staff-room and have a quiet drink," he added.

"Never the case"
Nursing and teaching bodies went on to heavily criticise the MP, describing his comments as "wholly inaccurate".
In the letter published on the NAHT website Mr Fabricant said he did not mean to cause offence "and I apologise if I have genuinely done so", while accepting any after-work drinks remained among a small minority.
"I applaud the work of nurses, GPs, and others in the medical and teaching professions who worked long hours under difficult, and sometimes impossible, conditions during the height of the Covid pandemic to keep us all safe and to educate our children," he added.
"My error in one part of the programme - which was repeated on TV - was to give the impression this was general practice by nurses and teachers - this was never the case."
Mr Fabricant also called for more "tolerance" for everyone who had been in a "stressful" work environment during lockdown and had met with colleagues afterwards.
In response, Mr Whiteman said he was "pleased" the MP had expressed regret for his comments which were "unjustified, unhelpful and damaging" and added that the organisation did not recognise the picture Mr Fabricant painted of teachers during lockdown.
At its annual conference in Telford this weekend, the NAHT will discuss condemning Mr Fabricant's comments and applauding the "swift public intervention" of Mr Whiteman, who wrote to Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi to criticise the remarks.

MP Michael Fabricant sorry lockdown drinks comments - BBC News
 
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There was someone bleating on about the one watching filth in the HOP...said he shouldn't have the sack as its an addiction and he needs help...resigned now but they'll be defending murderers and child molesters if they're their own next.
 
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Mr Fabricant also called for more "tolerance" for everyone who had been in a "stressful" work environment during lockdown and had met with colleagues afterwards.

My Dad was telling me how he got buried as a “Hewer” down the pit.

“When the roof came in I was always lucky enough to protect my Crown Jewels and get a breathing space whilst my mates dug me out. I’ll never forget the pain in my knees!”

I understood the pain in his knees as they would be bent as far as they could go, but I was intrigued by the word “always” so asked how often that had happened.

“About once a month.” he replied.

I can only presume that this is the type of “stressful” environment that Fabricant’s colleagues were working under.
 
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Yes indeed . Ulrich Fabricant has a nice ring to it.

@An Ankoù be careful who you call names!

Michael Louis David Fabricant has been known to threaten people with a punch in the throat!

I think you might be safe though. This was in 2014 and the woman he threatened (Yasmin Alibhai-Brown) describes herself as “a leftie liberal, anti-racist, feminist, Muslim...person” and I don’t see any resemblance.
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