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Limmy apologises for controversial tweets as Tory MP Louise Mensch gets involved

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By Stephen Lepitak, -

November 10, 2011 | 2 min read

Scottish comedian Brian ‘Limmy’ Limond has apologised for controversial Twitter messages about Prince William and the Conservative Party, after calls were made to sack him from the BBC, which also came to the attention of Conservative MP Louise Mensch this morning.

Last night, Limmy, turned his attention to Prince William’s involvement in the FIFA Poppy ban on the England team’s shirts, which drew the eire of members of the Conservatives, who called for him to be sacked from the BBC.

The BBC subsequently released a statement stating that he did not work for the organisation and that his comments were his own.

This morning, Limmy continued to provoke the Conservatives, members of which, it is understood had contacted the BBC to complain about the comments, by adding an avatar of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with the words ‘Die Now’ written in red over it.

The Tweets then came to the attention of Mensch who at one stage asked; “How is it possible for a working comedian to put up an avatar of an old woman w/ red line over her throat & DIE NOW written across her face?” She then requested details of the comedian.

A few minutes after this, Limmy tweeted an apology, stating: “I have deleted my tweets, and I'd like to apologise for any offence caused. It is never my intention to offend. Please RT.”

He also changed his profile avatar to a picture of himself.

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