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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.

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MP apologises to Labour chief whip over 'rapists' tweet

Veteran MP Austin Mitchell has apologised to Labour's chief whip after he compared US drug giant Pfizer to "rapists" over its proposed takeover of British rival AstraZeneca.

MP for Great Grimsby, Austin Mitchell, has apologised to Labour chief whip Rosie Winterton over the tweet. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

"The chief whip has made clear to Austin Mitchell this tweet was unacceptable. He has now apologised for what was an obvious error of judgment," a Labour spokesman said.

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