On Tuesday’s episode of Politics Live with Jo Coburn, Bradley said: “I’m never going to criticise the government for not wanting to rush into overburden restrictions when – if – they are not necessary.
“Science is not an exact science at the end of the day.”
Naturally, people were baffled by his statement and turned to Twitter to express their confusion.
Author Tim Felton shared the snippet online captioned, “These people are not smart.” Bradley soon hit back and said: “You neatly cut the clip before I explain my meaning, so you can get your likes. Congrats.
“My point is a fair one... point being scientists do not all agree on the meaning of data and the right actions.
“The decisions are not clear cut. But you already know that...”
You neatly cut the clip before I explain my meaning, so you can get your likes. Congrats 👏
My point is a fair one.… https://t.co/bzS5GtTnbF
— Cllr Ben Bradley MP (@Cllr Ben Bradley MP)
It didn’t stop there...
Felton responded with a jab towards an old tweet of the Tory MP’s when Bradley insinuated school meal vouchers were being spent on crack dens and brothels.
@AvaSantina You mean this Ben Bradley? https://t.co/LIcczoztWI
One Twitter user somewhat agreed with the validity of Bradley’s statement, saying: “Technically he is correct... science is a collection of CURRENT hypotheses to explain the universe around us that suffice until better hypotheses come along; some of those hypotheses may not be exact.
“But he didn’t mean it that way.”
Another added: “Cutting it before he explains so you can get a tag line. What he’s saying is Scientists interpretation the data differently. All the models are showing different things and therefore, he’s making a valid point. You’re currently vilifying an MP and creating toxicity.”
Others, however, proceeded to roast the MP. “Never underestimate the stupidity of a Tory,” one said, while another added: “But Brexit means Brexit?”
@AvaSantina Funny, I always thought that's what it was or is he confusing it with cooking?