Minister calls for disciplinary action over 'rapists' tweet

Minister for Women Nicky Morgan has called for disciplinary action after Labour MP Austin Mitchell likened Pfizer to "rapists" on Twitter.

Urging Labour leader Ed Miliband to suspend him from the party, Ms Morgan tweeted:

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@avmitchell2010 - withdraw your tweet now about Pfizer & rapists - hope @ed_miliband suspends you from Labour Party for offensive words.

Read: Veteran Labour MP likens Pfizer to "rapists" in tweet

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Labour MP reprimanded over Pfizer 'rapists' tweet

A veteran Labour MP has been reprimanded over an "unacceptable" remark likening US drug giant Pfizer to "rapists" over its bid to take over British rival AstraZeneca.