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Tulip sorry after remarks to pregnant news producer

Sayeed Muhammad

British Labour MP Tulip Siddiq has apologised for her comments to a Channel 4 News producer about having a difficult childbirth, reports The Guardian. Following a heated altercation with the channel’s reporter Alex Thomson, Siddiq told his producer, Daisy Ayliffe, who is pregnant: “Thanks Daisy for coming. Hope you have a great birth because child labour is hard.”In his report, Thomson termed her remarks “apparently threatening”.Ben de Pear, the programme’s editor, later said he complained to the MP and the Labour party.On her Twitter account, Siddiq said: “I want to apologise unreservedly for my comments to Channel 4’s producer, which were an offhand and ill-judged attempt to deal with what I felt was a hostile situation. I would never want to upset her and I hope she accepts my apology.” Thomson tried to ask Siddiq about the case of Ahmad bin Quasem, a British-trained barrister in prison in Bangladesh, while she was at a rally in support of the jailed British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

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