It begins with ‘C’ but it isn’t ‘Christopher’ and it isn’t ‘Chope’ either.
Yes indeed – Christopher Chope has struck again. The man who killed a proposed law to ban “upskirting” has now blocked a Bill that would have made it easier to stop female genital mutilation (FGM) being inflicted on children.
This man has no business dictating what happens to the private parts of females members of the human race – for at least two obvious reasons.
Ironically, he opened his mouth to shout “Object” on the day his fellow Tory, Penny Mordaunt, pledged £50 million to end FGM globally by 2030:
To end FGM in the U.K. we need to end it globally. Today I met specialist FGM midwives and activists in London clinic @imperialnhs to hear how women are affected by this harmful practice and announce that @DFID_UK is pledging £50m to help #endfgm by 2030. pic.twitter.com/DtiHmDc9hi
— Penny Mordaunt (@PennyMordaunt) November 23, 2018
The public response to Mr Chope has been widespread and vitriolic. Below are some of those containing language This Site can publish:
Some things Christopher Chope loves.
✅ Female genital mutilation
✅ Voting against gay rights
✅ Voting against the hunting ban
✅ The Iraq war
✅ Reducing housing benefits
✅ Huge bankers bonuses
✅ Voting against the smoking ban
✅ £9k pa students fees
— Matt (@MATTxLAW) November 23, 2018
Who could have predicted someone who did their best to ruin outlawing #FGM & #upskirting would have this kind of voting record? #Christchurch please do not return Christopher Chope MP next election. https://t.co/Mvb1KtXP6q
— Rosetintedtentacles (@Rosetintentacle) November 23, 2018
You are a disgrace to mankind to object to this inhuman act.
Christopher Chope objects again: this time he scuttles female genital mutilation bill
He is the MP who also objected to a bill that would have made upskirting an offence #ChristopherChope
— Toni Luialei (@ToniLuialei) November 24, 2018
It's because he hates women. I know he claims it's some weird bugbear about parliamentary procedure but you don't object to those two bills unless you hate women. Christopher Chope hates women.
— 🦇Jak left the Hallowe'en stuff up🦇 (@OmegaJak) November 23, 2018
Christopher Chope is a disgrace to the human race. Shame on him for condoning torture against children. And yet there are a majority in his Tory constituency who support him.
— Peter (@slidingwave) November 23, 2018
The embarrassment of the people of Christchurch at having elected Mr ‘C’ could not be clearer, as constituents lined up to condemn him and others begged for him to be ousted at the next election:
Yes, there is something seriously wrong with #ChristopherChope. Unfortunately he’s my mp. I think there should be a maximum term you should serve as an mp so we can lose these dinosaurs.
— Jackie Martin (@jammysaint1) November 23, 2018
His record looks appalling
Ultimately, Christopher Chope's opinions are supposed to
reflect those of his constituency.
Is this the best of you?
— Dora (@Dora_Haf) November 24, 2018
With Theresa May – and her entire government – on the brink of collapse due to her pathetic bid to negotiate a withdrawal from the EU that will benefit elite Tories and nobody else, it seems the people of Christchurch may have an opportunity to rectify the problem of their errant MP, sooner rather than later.
Let us hope they take it.
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