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By Bones McCoy
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Conservative MP arrested on suspicion of rape https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53625829

Underage girl forced to have sex with Prince Andrew, US court document claimshttps://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... ey-epstein

Hedge fund manager Crispin Odey charged with indecent assault https://www.ft.com/content/a7fb67d4-d8d ... 2d34f32530
By Bones McCoy
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Kreuzberger wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:04 pm
Boiler wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:06 pm
Jackson Carlaw has thrown in the towel as leader of the Scottish Tories.

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/186 ... ve-leader/
"not, in the present circumstances, the person best placed" to lead the case for Scotland remaining part of the UK

Christ on a bike. That is beyond belief!
Carlaw was noted for not clapping long and loud enough after Cummings' Rose Garden conference.
By Malcolm Armsteen
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Given that when a Brexiter was frustrated from taking the chair of the ISC to the extent that a Brexit MP (Julian Lewis) who did was suspended from the party, we can assume that the MP in question is a Brexit fanatic.
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By Tubby Isaacs
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Newly elected Tory MP for Warrington South, feeling the heat from Claire Fox getting a peerage.

I wasn’t asked by the Warrington Guardian to comment on this story. Had I been here’s what I would have said:
Clare Fox has not been nominated to the House of Lords as a Conservative peer, she has been nominated as an unaffiliated peer. The process for appointment of unaffiliated peers is through the independent House of Lords Appointment Commission not the Government.
What rankles me and so many is Ms Fox’s refusal to acknowledge how her comments at the time caused such hurt to families in Warrington. If her views have changed she should say so, she should apologise to the families affected.
To see Labour accusing the PM (who didn’t nominate Ms Fox) of ignoring her views on the actions of the IRA In Warrington has the greatest of all ironies - they seem to have a selected memory loss!
Just a few months back Labour MPs and candidates stood alongside their then leader Jeremy Corbyn, campaigning for him to be Prime Minister. Just so we’re clear that’s the same Jeremy Corbyn who has given numerous interviews in which he has been challenged to condemn the IRA’s campaign of violence unequivocally – without equating it to other parties involved in the conflict – and has declined to do so.
Nah nah Labour- as if the only people complaining are Corbynite hacks.

And that can't be right about the Lords Appointments Committee having nominated Fox, can it? They seem to nominate small numbers most years, typically of "great and the good" (for want of a better expression). Why would they nominate Fox? And can't the PM veto anyway?
By spoonman
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I'm perhaps going against the grain here, but I can understand the Tories not suspending the whip from this "former minister" as things currently stand where they have just been accused and the police are following up with their enquiries - were this person then to be charged, then the whip should be pulled. But at the moment, it's perhaps best not to have another "Cliff Richard" on our hands.
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By Malcolm Armsteen
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If a teacher, doctor, social worker were similarly arrested on suspicion of a sexual crime they would be immediately suspended from their place of work. And probably named.

That is to protect others from his potential sexual predation, and to encourage other women who may have been assaulted or raped by them to come forward.

Those considerations seem to have been over-ridden for purposes of political expediency.

It should also be noted that this person has not been 'interviewed under caution' as would be the mildest response to allegations, he has been arrested, which suggests a degree of seriousness.
By Abernathy
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This isn't the first time that the observation "And we thought Thatcher was bad?" springs effortlessly to mind.

Just when you think this shower of shite cannot possibly get any worse, they just... do.
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