Polish MEP blasted for claiming women are dumber than men says: 'I was shocked by Piers Morgan's tactics'

Janusz Korwin-Mikke has sparked fury with his comments on women

Janusz Korwin-Mikke seen giving his response to the Charlie Hebdo massacre in 2015

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Polish MEP who sparked fury by claiming men were cleverer than women on Good Morning Britain has told talkRADIO Piers Morgan's interview tactics were to blame.

Janusz Korwin-Mikke told us that he was "shocked" by the "mockery and insults" he received from Morgan and co-presenter Susanna Reid, saying they were "against all art of interviewing."

Korwin-Mikke, who had previously suggested women were dumber than men by nature, repeated his views on the ITV morning show, claiming this was backed up by science. Morgan responded by calling him a "horrendous pig" during a heated interview.

Invited to respond to the criticism by talkRADIO, Korwin-Mikke wrote: "I was asked for this interview. I was shocked. In Poland the Ethics Committee for Media would punish ITV with a 5 million Polish zloty (£1 million) penalty.

"I am in my heart more of a scientist than a politiican - yet I understand 'Good Morning Britain' is not the time and place for serious debate. Yet one cannot accept such a dose of mockery and insults, both presenters were ridiculing me personally and my thesis. They were not letting me finish my sentences - against all art of interviewing.

"Moreover I was sitting alone in the empty room, I was not seeing my interlocutors (only me...), in my earphones I heard everything repeated after fraction of seconds - so, taking into account my English which is far from perfect... so I wished the Jabberwock resurrected [sic] and with eyes of flame, of course, came whiffling through the tulgey wood and catch them with its claws! Sincerely."

The European Parliament is currently investigating whether Korwin-Mikke, who is known for his right-wing nationalist views, should be punished for his comments.