Matthew Steeples finds himself in shock and agreeing with Jess Phillips MP after she calls out Tory hypocrisy over their failure to withdraw the whip from an unnamed MP arrested for alleged sex crimes
A cataclysmic and likely one-time only event occurred last night: I found myself agreeing with the normally bombastically bonkers Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley, Jess Phillips.
“In any other organisation, were this investigation to be going on, this police investigation, somebody would be suspended while the investigation was taking place.”
She is entirely right and given the Conservatives recently stripped the whip from Julian Lewis MP after he beat Chris Grayling to the intelligence chair role and they previous withdrew it against the now convicted “naughty Tory” sex pest Charlie Elphicke, why hasn’t the governing party taken the same course of action against the newly arrested MP?
Meanwhile elsewhere, with news that Boris Johnson’s crony Crispin Odey – a man until now best known for spending the ludicrously ostentatious sum of £150,000 on a chicken shed and giving over £870,000 to support the campaign for Brexit – has been charged with assaulting a women aged over 16, comes further bad headlines for the Prime Minister.
Though Mr Odey denies the allegation, “will strongly contest this matter” and deserves to be subject to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, the mere fact that so many Conservatives are even being accused of such crimes is proof only that this once great party has sunk deeper into the quagmire of sleaze than it did even in the days of John Major.