WATCH: MP causes controversy with “little man in China” comment about Liz Truss phone hacking scandal

MP causes controversy with “little man in China" comment

MP causes controversy with “little man in China" comment. Image: Dan Bloom/Twitter

FOLLOWING revelations that Liz Truss’s personal mobile phone was reportedly compromised by foreign agents suspected of working for Russian President Vladimir Putin and that Chinese police allegedly run 110 illegal stations around the world including nine in Spain, MP Mark Spencer has controversy by stating “maybe there’s some little man in China listening to my conversation.”

Speaking to Sky on Monday, October 31, the UK Minister for Food said “We all talk on personal phones, don’t we? When I ring my wife, maybe there’s some little man in China listening to my conversation between me and my wife.”

The use of “little man in China” has sparked outrage on social media.

Chris Bryant said: ““Little man”? Honestly?”

While another person on Twitter wrote: “It’s not just casual racism, it’s Mark Spencer casual racism.”

“Just wow!” another said.

Another said: “Business-as-usual casual racist tropes from @RishiSunak’s Tories then. So so so proud!”

““little man”? There it is. Right there,” said another person.

“Also, despite the casual racism, what on earth is he actually talking about? These people are in charge of the country. Jesus wept.”

ITV’s Paul Brand said: “Conservative MP pretty fuming about this choice of language by Mark Spencer.

“‘Little Man in China’ and he is already under an ongoing investigation for telling an MP that her being Muslim is uncomfortable.”

Mark Spencer’s gaff comes after speaking earlier about the UK’s Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill, which is being introduced a third reading of the Bill is scheduled for Monday, October 31.

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