Veteran Labour MP Austin Mitchell sought to calm the row brewing over his tweet likening Pfizer to "rapists" by posting on Twitter:
Naughty me.Substute rapaciousness before any more Physer defenders weigh in.
Mr Mitchell also compared his earlier comments to those made by "people everywhere" who "decry the rape of [the] rainforest".
OED people everywhere decry the rape of rainforest: destruction, violation,vandalizing, ravaging, pillaging; plundering raiding desecration
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