Minister resigns over sexually explicit messages – is Westminster back to business as usual?

On his way to the backbenches: Andrew Griffiths.

After a week in which the Tory government was rocked by major cabinet resignations and a threat of more to come every day, due to Brexit, a Tory minister quitting after being exposed as a sex pest must be a return to normality.

The behaviour of Andrew Griffiths, which he appears to have admitted, is a reminder of the kind of attitude that relegated Michael Fallon and Damian Green to the backbenches last year.

He isn’t on the now-notorious Tory “sex spreadsheet” – the list of high-ranking Conservatives who were known to the party whips at the time, and who they could therefore control, using this information.

So it seems that list was not exhaustive and more ministerial misdemeanours of the sexual variety may be waiting to be exposed.

A government minister has resigned [as Minister for Small Business] following allegations that he sent two female constituents “depraved” sexual messages.

Andrew Griffiths, the Conservative MP for Burton and Uttoxeter, whose wife gave birth to their first child in April, said in a statement he was “deeply ashamed” and was “seeking professional help to ensure it never happens again”.

Griffiths, who once worked as Theresa May’s chief of staff, is accused of sending 2,000 messages including lewd comments to a 28-year-old barmaid and her friend on social media over a three-week period.

Source: Minister resigns after sending constituents explicit messages | Politics | The Guardian

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2 Thoughts to “Minister resigns over sexually explicit messages – is Westminster back to business as usual?”

  1. NMac

    Yet another dirty hypocrite of a Tory bites the dust.

  2. John.

    Mainstream media simply expect this sort of behaviour from the self serving slime in the nasty party. That’ll be why it barely registers or raises a mention.

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