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A Conservative MP has been accused of “hypocrisy” after criticising a member of Labour’s shadow cabinet for wearing a “Never Kissed A Tory” T-shirt and creating an “us vs them” dynamic.
Sara Britcliffe, the MP for Hyndburn and Haslingden in Lancashire, slammed what she considered to be “quite disgusting” behaviour from shadow culture secretary Lucy Powell on Saturday - when the Labour MP donned the red shirt for Manchester Pride.
“And this is the problem: creating an us vs them. Quite disgusting from a shadow minister.
“A difference of political belief should not result in hate,” she tweeted.
It isn’t the first time a Labour politician has faced a backlash over whether they’d be friendly with someone from the other end of the political spectrum.
\u201cYour party is releasing condoms with the slogan \u201cLabour isn\u2019t working but this condom will\u201d, so let\u2019s not pretend \u201cNever kissed a Tory\u201d is some kind of vile attack. \ud83d\ude44\u201d