WATCH: Boris Johnson called out for "sexism" in the House of Commons
He got a right telling off.
Boris Johnson has been accused of being "sexist" and "inappropriate" by a Speaker in the House of Commons after comments by the British Foreign Secretary 0n Tuesday.
Johnson was forced to apologise after the telling-off from John Bercow.
The Speaker of the House of Commons intervened after Johnson referred to the Shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry, as 'Lady Nugee'.
Bercow's speech to Johnson was met with a chorus of applause from a number of MPs, as he said, "The Shadow Foreign Secretary has a name and it's not 'Lady something'. We know what her name is and it is inappropriate and frankly sexist to speak in those terms. And I'm not having it in this chamber."
This is the exchange in question...
Boris Johnson called out for 'sexism' after referring to Emily Thornberry by her husband's name pic.twitter.com/aag4kD41T6
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Johnson did make an apology after the Speaker condemned his actions, saying, "I heartily tender my apologies to the right honourable lady if she was offended by what I said and I meant no harm. And I apologise unreservedly to her if I have offended the feelings of the right honourable lady.”