Controversial business-woman Michelle Mone has been embroiled in a social media row in which she called an elected MP a “moron” and boasted of her unelected status as a life peer.
Mone took to social media to respond to criticisms leveled at her by SNP MP Stewart McDonald who said she had taken part in only two debates and submitted no questions in the House of Lords.
Responding, the unelected House of Lords member said: “What are u talking about u SNP MORON!I have voted over 78 times,not twice!I’m a Global entrepreneur with 9 biz interests not a full time MP like u!The difference is I’m a Baroness for life,whereas u will be out of ur MP job in no time…”
According to pro-Independence newspaper The National, official records show Mone has voted 68 times in the House of Lords but has spoken only twice. She has submitted no questions to the UK Government.
The “out of ur MP job” jibe at the elected MP is a reference to Mone’s status as a so-called life peer, a status bestowed on her by the former PM David Cameron in August 2015. Mone had been a vocal supporter of the Union throughout the Scottish independence referendum campaign.
Earlier this year Mone implied she could one day become First Minister of Scotland.
Responding to a suggestion she could emulate Donald Trump’s success in the USA, the former lingerie tycoon said: “I’m tempted Irene”.