Terry Christian explains deleted tweet calling Brexiteers 'pitiable saps' who 'deserve' job losses
The journalist and author stood by his comments claiming Britain would be worse off after Brexit.
Terry Christian appeared to defend his controversial tweet in which he said people who voted in favour of Brexit 'deserve' job losses.
The tweet, which was later deleted, said: "Brexiteers deserve their job losses and hardship coming their and their families way. All those tough Christmases ahead for their kids, all their short term pain, but I will get behind it in future...by buying a Big Issue off the pitiable saps." (sic)
As Piers read out the tweet, Terry agreed with his statements replying: "Yes they do" before adding: "Do you know why I deleted it? Because people who sell the Big Issue aren't pitiable saps."
"However, people, who despite all the evidence have voted to make their own lives and everybody else's harder, are."
Speaking on why he thinks Britain will be worse off after Brexit, he continued: "You'll see that in Honda shutting down and the 420,000 jobs that have already gone because of Brexit.
"Also we're not leaving on Friday, we're leaving next year if they can sort something out."
Terry's statements were challenged by Mark Francois, who replied: " You are a living embodiment of why people voted to leave the European Union. They didn't want to spend their lives being lectured."
Refuting the claim Terry interjected: "I'm not lecturing, I'm warning them."