Member of Parliament Andrew Bridgen tweeted at Matt Hancock on Friday to remove his defamatory tweet and apologise. If Hancock doesn’t do as requested, “he will be contacted by my legal team,” Mr. Bridgen said.
In a video statement issued on Thursday, Mr. Bridgen said “My tweet of the 11th of January was in no way antisemitic … I wholeheartedly refute any suggestions that I am racist and currently, I’m speaking to a legal team who will commence action against those who have led the calls suggesting that I am.”
During Prime Minister Questions (“PMQs”) in Parliament on Wednesday, Midazolam Matt, also known as Matt Hancock, described Mr. Bridgen’s tweet as “disgusting antisemitic, anti-vax conspiracy theories.”
.@matthancock has still not removed his defamatory tweet falsely alleging that I am antisemitic. I will allow Matt three days to apologise publicy for calling me an antisemite and racist or he will be contacted by my legal team.
— Andrew Bridgen (@ABridgen) January 13, 2023