Jacob Rees-Mogg 'apologises profusely' for using anti-Asian racist phrase 'yellow peril' in Commons

Jacob Rees-Mogg 'apologises profusely' for using anti-Asian racist phrase 'yellow peril' in Commons

Jacob Rees-Mogg 'apologises profusely' for using anti-Asian racist phrase 'yellow peril' in the Commons in attack on the Liberal Democrats - Commons leader referred to the 'yellow peril' as he attacked the Lib Dems - Phrase is seen as a derogatory reference people from east Asia, especially China - Labour MP Sarah Owen, whose mother is Chinese, said: 'It's 2021 not 1821' - Rees-Mogg said: 'If I have used a term that is offensive I apologise profoundly' Tory Jacob Rees-Mogg was forced to 'apologise profusely' after using a racism term in the House of Commons today. The Leader of the House was criticised after he referred to the 'yellow peril' as he attacked the Liberal Democrats - whose party colours are yellow - during a debate this afternoon. The phrase, which originated in the late 19th century, is seen as a derogatory reference to the skin colour of people from east Asia and their perceived threat to the West. Labour MP Sarah Owen, whose mother is Chinese, blasted his conduct, saying 'it's 2021 not 1821'. 'There is simply no excuse …
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