Charlotte Church has urged opposition MPs to stop asking David Cameron to apologise over his comments suggesting people who vote against intervention in Syria are "terrorist sympathisers".
She instead demanded that they get on with giving their arguments against military intervention.
As debate raged in Parliament over the issue, the singer-turned-activist tweeted:
Stop asking the dickhead to apologise(he won't) and start giving the counter arguments to war in Syria!— Charlotte Church (@charlottechurch) December 2, 2015
I've seen more civility, respect and understanding amongst toddlers. Seriously. #Brattishtories— Charlotte Church (@charlottechurch) December 2, 2015
And as the debate rolled on, she continued:
Yes Sir Gerald Kaufman! #notinterestedingesturepolitics— Charlotte Church (@charlottechurch) December 2, 2015
Also why have many of the tories left the debate chamber?— Charlotte Church (@charlottechurch) December 2, 2015
Many tweeted in support of her comments...
@charlottechurch I understand their motivation, but they're wasting so much time. Will be seen as having nothing to offer except complaints— Nick Williams (@WickyNilliams) December 2, 2015
@charlottechurch they should let it go for today and then sue him for defamation tomorrow— Chris Simpson (@impsoncjs) December 2, 2015
@charlottechurch agreed— Bankersbonus (@Bankersbonus1) December 2, 2015
@charlottechurch I've never understood the point of demanding an apology, unless it's actually meant (which it almost never is)— Dan Auty (@MondoDan) December 2, 2015
Cameron's claims that that MPs who vote against bombing in Syria are "terrorist sympathisers" backfired after his comments were torn apart as a "contemptible and desperate slur which demeans his office".
While thousands vented their fury at the PM's claim on social media, pushing #terroristsympathiser to the top Twitter trend in the UK on Wednesday morning, a poll in The Times also added to Cameron's embarrassment.
The survey found nearly one third of people would fit into Cameron's description of "terrorist sympathisers" by not backing British airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State in Syria.
Cameron sparked outcry after telling MPs considering voting against a bombing campaign on Tuesday night: “You should not be walking through the lobbies with Jeremy Corbyn and a bunch of terrorist sympathisers."
A Labour spokesman fired back: “It is a contemptible and desperate slur which demeans his office. He clearly realises he has failed to make a convincing case for military action in Syria and opinion is shifting away from him.”
Corbyn's unofficial campaign group led the charge, branding the remark "disgraceful".
Many reports of David Cameron actually saying those opposed to bombing Syria are terrorist sympathisers. Disgraceful https://t.co/toTriqffXX— JeremyCorbyn4PM (@JeremyCorbyn4PM) December 1, 2015
Labour MPs, including Lisa Nandy, Wes Streeting, and Jonathan Reynolds followed suit.
How utterly depressing that this man is Prime Minister. He demeans his office. https://t.co/uhDwVJEtaW— Lisa Nandy (@lisanandy) December 1, 2015
The country deserves better than this sort of language https://t.co/e194zxYAk4— Jonathan Reynolds MP (@jreynoldsMP) December 1, 2015
@bbclaurak The atmosphere in Parliament is febrile. But this is a time for cool heads and a debate on the merits of the argument.— Wes Streeting MP (@wesstreeting) December 1, 2015
That is a truly contemptible comment. https://t.co/gUOLUWcodt— Matthew Pennycook MP (@mtpennycook) December 1, 2015
Church has previously encouraged people to voice their opposition to bombing targets belonging to the so-called Islamic State terror group (also know as Isis, Isil or Daesh) in Syria.
At the weekend, she told people to contact their MP to stand against military intervention in the war-torn country.