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The Prime Minister has rebuked Tory MP Michael Fabricant after he tweeted about punching a journalist.
Mr Fabricant tweeted about the Independent columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown after watching her during a TV debate yesterday, saying: "I could never appear on a discussion prog with @y_alibhai I would either end up with a brain haemorrhage or by punching her in the throat."
Speaking to LBC radio, David Cameron welcomed Mr Fabricant's subsequent apology, but said the original tweet was "not an acceptable thing to say".
"Michael knows that that is my view and I don't want to see this happen again," he added.
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown said she did not accept the "apology" issued by Tory MP Mike Fabricant, after he tweeted about punching her in the throat.
Writing on Twitter, she said his comments were a "violent urge" and "unacceptable".
A member of Parliament who tweeted that he would have to "punch" a woman in the mouth has reiterated his apology.
Mike Frabricant's original comments on the matter were criticised as being equivocal.
An MP has apologised after tweeting that he would "punch" a female journalist "in the throat".
In a series of tweets, the MP said he would never seriously threaten anyone with violence.
A Tory MP has appeared to tweet about physically assaulting a female journalist by punching her in the throat.
The Twitter account of Mike Fabricant, MP for Lichfield, made the comment in reference to a debate on last night's Channel 4 News on between journalists Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Rod Liddle.
Labour's shadow minister for women immediately condemned the comments as "disgusting".