Labour MP Jess Phillips was involved in a Twitter spat with Stan Collymore on Thursday evening, after the former England footballer attacked her as "rude" and "uncouth".
Midlands socialist politics used to have Jennie Lee.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) March 10, 2016
Now it has Jess Phillips.
When another Twitter user said it appeared he was "not a fan" of Phillips, Collymore added:
No @0161_MUFC , barely disguised misandry wrapped in a cocky, rude , uncouth package doesn’t do some of her legitimate concerns justice.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) March 11, 2016
Phillips replied with what appeared to be a reference to an incident in the past when Collymore attacked his then girlfriend Ulrika Jonsson.
Hits jackpot called a misandrist by a man who famously....now what was it again.... https://t.co/Ie3dyLh9oD— Jess Phillips MP (@jessphillips) March 11, 2016
All bluster @jessphillips .You can’t come back on any of my epithets as I could back up every one.That’s why you’re a poor MP in my opinion.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) March 11, 2016
Yet another MP disrespecting the electorate @jessphillips . Is that all you have ? An 18 year old Sun story?— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) March 11, 2016
And then it got really weird.
Earlier this week, Phillips used a Commons debate on International Women's Day to read out the names of every woman who has been murdered in by a man in the last year.
The Labour MP told the Commons: "In 2015 a women was murdered in the UK every three days. Women murdered by men that they should have been able to trust. Commonly, women are murdered by partners, husbands and boyfriends. But also in some cases by their fathers their sons their brothers."
Her voice cracking slightly a she read out the 120 names to a silent Commons, Phillips listed the names of the women and girls, aged 13 and over, killed in the last 12 months, in cases where a man has been tried and found guilty or charged or believed by police to be the primary suspect.