A BBC Radio London broadcaster has been fired by the BBC after he sent a death threat on Twitter to Tory MP Zac Goldsmith.
John Stephen, who hosted a gardening programme on BBC Radio London, replied to Richmond MP Zac Goldsmith on Twitter after the MP shared a picture of a death threat that an 80-year-old constituent had received from a remain group called “The real 48 percent.”
The letter read: “If you attempt to take away part of someone’s identity. There are consequences.
“We have watched have you have stoked the fires of Brexit and led us to this moment.
The letter then promised the recipient that ‘We are coming for you. We are going to kill you.
BBC Radio presenter John Stephen replied to Zac’s tweet and said: “It should have been addressed to you”
A BBC spokesman said: “This was clearly unacceptable and Stephen will not be appearing on the BBC again.”
John Stephen later issued an apology to Goldsmith: “@ZacGoldsmith and everybody else – I apologize unreservedly for my tweet concerning the letter sent to one of your constituents. Obviously I do not condone death threats or threats of physical violenc[e]. I genuinely thought the whole thing some sort of set up. I now know better.”
@ZacGoldsmith and everybody else – I apologize unreservedly for my tweet concerning the letter sent to one of your constituents. Obviously I do not condone death threats or threats of physical violenc. I genuinely thought the whole thing some sort of set up. I now know better
— St.John Stephen (@HangingBabylon) February 5, 2018
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