Since her narrow election victory last May, this odious woman has faked a death threat against her. She might deny it, but the author of the original message has made it public and it is clear that she added the offending words herself.
Then allegations were made that she had bullied people working for her and sacked one unfairly – supported by a recorded telephone conversation involving the MP herself.
Now, given an opportunity to put her side of those stories in an interview on the BBC’s Daily Politics show, she has backed out – because she did not want the allegations repeated.
What a louse.
She has claimed the allegations against her were “malicious”, “false”, and “made by aliases”. None of these claims seem to fit the facts as we have heard them so far.
She might have an excuse if it turned out that she had become divorced from reality. In the light of recent controversies over mental health allegations, this may seem a dangerous suggestion, but it also seems the only explanation that can offer any hope of escape.
But This Writer does not accept that possibility.
Lucy Allan knew what she was doing when she faked the death threat. She knew bullying her staffers was wrong. And she should know how people will react to this new development.
They will describe her in accordance with her behaviour:
A Conservative MP has pulled out of a BBC interview after she was told she could not veto the questions she would be asked, the broadcaster has reported.
Lucy Allan, the MP for Telford, told BBC Shropshire that she wanted to be “sure that malicious false allegations made by ‘aliases’ were not repeated as if fact on a mainstream serious political programme”.
She later denied the accusations, posting on Twitter: “I never asked to veto questions – this is getting pretty nasty. I wonder who made that slur up.” She added that she was “hoping for an apology” from the broadcaster.
Join the Vox Political Facebook page.
If you have appreciated this article, don’t forget to share it using the buttons at the bottom of this page. Politics is about everybody – so let’s try to get everybody involved!
Vox Political needs your help!
If you want to support this site
(but don’t want to give your money to advertisers)
you can make a one-off donation here:
Buy Vox Political books so we can continue
fighting for the facts.
Health Warning: Government! is now available
in either print or eBook format here:
The first collection, Strong Words and Hard Times,
is still available in either print or eBook format here: